From Planned Parenthood To Obamacare: Speaker Race Will Impact Key Health Care Issues, Funding
House Republicans will meet Friday morning to discuss next steps in electing a leader following Rep. Kevin McCarthy's surprise withdrawal from the race Thursday. Rep. Paul Ryan has resisted recruitment appeals so far.
The New York Times:
Republicans To Meet Amid Turmoil After Kevin McCarthy's Exit From Speaker Race
House Republicans will meet Friday morning at the Capitol to begin charting a path forward after Representative Kevin McCarthy of California’s stunning withdrawal from the race for speaker dashed expectations of an orderly succession and threw Congress deeper into turmoil. The struggle to restore order to their leadership comes as they confront major fiscal issues with rapidly approaching deadlines, and Republican leaders are casting about for a candidate for speaker who can both bring along restive conservatives and maintain the backing of the far larger ranks of the rest of their conference. (Herszenhorn, 10/9)
Wall Street Journal:
Paul Ryan Resists Calls To Run For House Speaker
Deprived of a clear pick for House speaker, many Republican lawmakers turned Thursday to Paul Ryan, the 2012 GOP vice presidential nominee, an architect and lead salesman of the party’s conservative economic policies. While the Ways and Means committee chairman, said in a statement Thursday that he was “grateful for the encouragement,” Mr. Ryan added that he wouldn’t be a candidate. ... He has described the chairmanship of the Ways and Committee, a panel that oversees issues such as tax and government health-care policy, Social Security and trade, as an ideal post for him. (McKinnon and Hughes, 10/8)