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Before the vote, McCarthy, who faced a protracted 15-round battle in January to secure the speakership, made it clear that he would not seek assistance from Democrats. Such a move could have potentially saved his position. House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) expressed the concerns of many in his caucus, citing significant trust issues with the Republican leadership, including McCarthy.
The looming government shutdown is causing uncertainty for Texas agriculture and nutrition programs due to the potential delay of the farm bill, which is critical to providing crop insurance and loans to farmers and food access to low-income families.