After three weeks of voting and division among Congressional Republicans during a contentious speakership race, Congressman Mike Johnson (R-LA) was elected as the 56th Speaker of the House. With President Biden aiming to pass a $105 billion funding package, and a looming government shutdown deadline, how will Speaker Johnson prove he’s up to the task? FOX News Senior Congressional Correspondent Chad Pergram explains how Congressman Johnson secured the Speakership and what his voting record could tell us about his newfound leadership.
Virginia Republicans hope to secure legislative control of the state’s legislature in the upcoming election. As it stands, Republicans currently hold the power in the state’s House, while Democrats control the state Senate. Although Virginia has shifted Red in recent years, Democrats are hoping to rally support by focusing on issues such as Governor Glenn Youngkin’s proposed abortion ban. Managing Editor of Sabato’s Crystal Ball at the University of Virginia Center for Politics Kyle Kondik shares what he’s watching out for in the race to control the state government. Later, he explains how Virginia’s election can inform results in 2024.