Texas has been looking to save some seats for themselves in congress during the influential committees. With no speaker in the House, there’s less of a likelihood that the Lone Star State will have any pull in Congress. It’s important, therefore that certain Reps from Texas stop bullying the process. as it’s already painstakingly complicated as is.
Some insider experts describe the process as a hostage situation. Representative Michael McCaul, R-Austin, has himself been slated to lead the House Foreighn Affairs Committee. He will be one of the top snoops that look into the Biden’s mysterious withdrawal from Afghanistan.
After what seemed to be an endless succession of votes that proved flawed to give a clear answer of who could be the House Speaker, the House recessed. About 20 of the hardest-edge Republicans have themselves opposed the bid by Rep. Kevin McCarthy from California for the speakership. As a result, there was no candidate that secured the 218 votes completely enough to lead the House. These opposers include Texas’ Reps. Chip Roy, R-Austin, and Michael Cloud, R-Victoria, and Rep.-elect Keith Self, R-McKinney.
Usually, committee assignments are better determined by December, which helps members hire new staff-members while setting up the structures that are in dire need in order to allow legislation to begin. Republican leadership allows for a central role to show who leads every committee. Yet the process had been kinda slow last year when it was evident that the speaker’s election could be very competitive. The House Republican conference hadn’t gotten enough of their members behind McCarthy from a November party meeting in order to get his majority in the full chamber, while leaving only an extreme amount of uncertainty for the party to hand out chairmanships.
A handful of Texan representatives are therefore stuck in the middle of nowhere from this result.
Such as the infamous Representative Dan Crenshaw, R-Houston, who fights against Clay Higgins in Louisiana and Mark Green from Tennessee. Both being Republican Representatives in their own right.
In a recent press release regarding the changes, Crenshaw had this to say, “Rules changes, who gets more power, who gets on what committee — I can’t think of one American who gives a damn about any of that. They care about the mission. And the conservative agenda is one that will accomplish the mission for the American people the best. But we can’t start that agenda until we start governing.”