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From backbench to gavel clinch — Congressional Hits and Misses

Week ending Oct. 27, 2023

The week began with Minnesota Rep. Tom Emmer’s rapid crash and burn, but by Wednesday, House Republicans were able to unite behind Rep. Mike Johnson, who became the 56th speaker of the House, ending an unprecedented 22-day stalemate. The relatively unknown Louisianan’s rise and the chamber’s quick reopening for business highlight this week’s Congressional Hits and Misses.

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