House rules finally approved after McCarthy’s lengthy bid for speaker | USA TODAY

U.S. House rules approved for the 118th Congress with concessions that range from reducing government spending to freedom caucus members getting more seats.
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Newly elected House Speaker Kevin McCarthy survived the first test of his leadership, passing a rules package Monday that Republicans say will help the U.S. “get its fiscal house in order.”

Just as Americans must live within their means, “so too should the federal government,” Rep. Tom Cole, R-Okla., said before the vote. “Republicans cannot and will not rest our heads in the sand without out-of-control federal spending.”

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