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House not planning vote for speaker this afternoon after GOP nominates Scalise

• Fox News

Rep. Jim Jordan is expected to give a nominating speech for GOP speaker nominee Steve Scalise, whenever a vote is held on the House floor, Fox News is told.

Republicans voted on Wednesday afternoon to nominate Scalise as their nominee for the speaker's gavel. Scalise won 113 votes, Jordan won 99.

The full chamber had been expected to vote as early as 3 p.m. for a new speaker, but the House went into recess on Wednesday afternoon and a vote is not currently planned.

A source with direct knowledge told Fox that Jordan will vote for Scalise and is encouraging his colleagues to do so. Now, Fox is told he will also give a nominating speech.


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