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Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy conducts a news conference in the U.S. Capitol on border security, government funding, and other issues.

House Republicans defeat stopgap funding bill

Fits and starts. Good and bad. That’s the story of the House Republican Conference these days.

Hours after voting to begin debate on a stopgap funding bill to keep the government open until Oct. 31, 21 House hardliners bucked Speaker Kevin McCarthy and voted the continuing resolution down.

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