House begins third straight day without speaker as McCarthy negotiations heat up
House will reconvene on Thursday for the 7th round of voting for speaker
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The House of Representatives adjourned on Wednesday evening without a new speaker after two days of voting.
House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy lost in the 6th round of voting for House speaker on Wednesday.
The House reconvened at 8 p.m. and passed a motion to adjourn until Thursday at noon.
A group of 20 conservative House Freedom Caucus members have consistently opposed McCarthy's bid for speaker on the House floor since Tuesday afternoon.
House Freedom Caucus Chair Rep. Scott Perry said on Wednesday morning that there were more conference rule changes the caucus wants McCarthy to agree to adopt.
House Majority Whip Tom Emmer and McCarthy had been meeting with members of the House Freedom Caucus to reach an agreement throughout the evening on Wednesday. A concrete deal has not yet been reached.