The House of Representatives, which has a slight Republican majority, failed to elect a speaker, with Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., losing a fourth vote to lead the chamber.
CHERYL JOHNSON: The tellers agree in their tallies that the total number of votes cast is 433 of which the honorable Hakeem Jeffries of the State of New York has received 212--
--the honorable Kevin McCarthy of the State of California has received 201--
--the honorable Byron Donalds of the State of Florida has received 20--
CHERYL JOHNSON: --with one member elect recorded as present. No member elect having received a majority of the whole number of votes cast, a speaker has not been elected.