After 15 rounds of voting for more than three days, the U.S. House of Representatives selected Rep. Kevin McCarthy as speaker shortly after midnight Saturday, Jan. 7.
In response to the election, Rep. Robin Kelly (D-Ill.), who represents Homewood and Flossmoor, issued the following statement:
“The American people deserve better. The time that the House wasted on petty politics could have been spent delivering for our constituents. Despite the dysfunction that the American people witnessed in the House of Representatives, my Democratic colleagues and I are united in our commitment to making our . . .