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House takes break after McCarthy falls short in sixth bid for speaker

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By Christopher Kane  |  Washington BladeCourtesy National LGBT Media Association Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key) Updated: At 8:25 p.m.

ET on Wednesday, the House voted 216-214 to adjourn until noon on Thursday The U.S. House of Representatives adjourned Wednesday afternoon with plans to reconvene at 8 p.m.

after Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (Calif.) failed to win over conservative rebels in his bid for the speakership for the sixth time over the past two days.

With the GOP’s narrow control of the chamber, McCarthy can only afford to lose the support of a handful of Republican members, far fewer than the 20 or so who have declined to vote for him in ballot after ballot.

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