Red Lake Nation News - Babaamaajimowinan (Telling of news in different places)

Indigenous Congress members frustrated with speaker vote


January 6, 2023

With the 11th vote for House speaker unsuccessful and following three days of failed votes, the United States House of Representatives is still without a speaker.

Many House members were frustrated at the stalemate, as others tried to bargain with holdouts in order to gain votes for Republican leader Kevin McCarthy.

Newly elected and not yet sworn-in, Rep. Josh Brecheen (R-Okla.), continues to vote against McCarthy. Brecheen, Choctaw, talked with a couple news outlets about his vote and about how “out-of-control” spending is why he continues to vote against McCarthy. He reiterated this statement in a press release.


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