Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., walks back to his office after the House adjourned until tomorrow after five additional ballots today fell short of the necessary numbers to confirm his nomination for speakership on the third day of the 118th Congress at the US Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, January 05, 2023. (Photo by Craig Hudson/Sipa USA)
McCarthy weighing $75B defense budget cut in quest for speakership (update)

Reportedly, part of the deal with Republican detractors would be capping entire federal budget to 2022 levels.

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