Next for a new U.S. House speaker: three-week deadline to dodge a government shutdown 

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By: - October 30, 2023 5:25 am

Newly elected Speaker of the House Mike Johnson, R-La., thanks U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., after she delivered his nomination speech as the House of Representatives held an election for a new speaker of the House at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday in Washington, DC. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images) (This image cannot be republished unless you have a Getty subscription.)

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Jennifer Shutt
Jennifer Shutt

Jennifer covers the nation’s capital as a senior reporter for States Newsroom. Her coverage areas include congressional policy, politics and legal challenges with a focus on health care, unemployment, housing and aid to families.