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H.R. 141: No Pay for Disarray Act

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A first day doesn’t always go as well as the time Wilt Chamberlain scored 43 points in his NBA debut.


Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA20) failed to be elected Speaker of the House on the first ballot earlier this month, marking the first time that an initial ballot failed to produce a majority winner since 1923.

A small minority of right-wing Republican defectors prevented McCarthy from an outright majority by voting for alternative candidates instead. Those alternatives included Reps. Andy Biggs (R-AZ5)Jim Jordan (R-OH4) and Byron Donalds (R-FL19). One holdout, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL1), even voted for Donald Trump on the seventheighth, and 11th ballots.

After a series of behind-the-scenes maneuvers and deals, McCarthy ultimately won the Speaker position on the 15th …

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Angie Craig

Sponsor. Representative for Minnesota's 2nd congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jan 9, 2023
Length: 5 pages
Jan 9, 2023
118th Congress (2023–2025)

Introduced on Jan 9, 2023

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3% chance of being enacted (details)


Jan 9, 2023

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H.R. 141 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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