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Third House speaker vote expected soon

GOP Rep. Jim Jordan's third attempt to win the speakership on the House floor takes place at 10 a.m. Friday, after two failed rounds of voting. There has been no clear evidence so far that he can convert enough of the 22 Republicans who voted against him Wednesday to prevail in this next round of voting, but at a news conference Friday morning before the vote, he said, "Our plan this weekend is to get a speaker elected to the House of Representatives as soon as possible." CBS News congressional correspondent Nikole Killion has more.


Could House give Patrick McHenry more power?

Republican Rep. Patrick McHenry of North Carolina became speaker pro tempore when Rep. Kevin McCarthy was ousted from the job over two weeks ago, but he has largely limited his actions to those needed to elect a new speaker. Now, an idea under consideration could give him the authority to bring certain types of urgent legislation to the floor as Republicans try to unite behind a speaker candidate. CBS News congressional correspondent Scott MacFarlane has more.

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