House reconvenes for vote on spending bill after marathon McCarthy speech

House reconvenes for vote on spending bill after marathon McCarthy speech


The House of Representatives was back in session Friday morning and scheduled to vote on President Biden’s $1.75 trillion social spending package after a record-setting speech by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) opposing the measure.

After receiving a full report from the Congressional Budget Office on how the bill will affect the deficit over the next ten years, Democrats had hoped to vote on the bill — also known as the Build Back Better Act — Thursday evening. 

However, McCarthy used the prerogative given party leaders to hold the floor as long as they wish to deliver an 8-hour, 33-minute monologue calling the package the “single most reckless and irresponsible spending bill in our nation’s history.”

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“Let me be clear,” McCarthy

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