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1. Kevin McCarthy is out – who will be the next Speaker of the House?
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy made history this week – though likely not in the way he wants. The House of Representatives, after conservative Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz had filed a resolution to remove McCarthy as Speaker of House, voted on Tuesday to do so. The first time ever a House speaker has been removed through a vote.
It remains to be seen who will succeed McCarthy. Patrick T. McHenry from North Carolina is currently acting as speaker. McHenry can only adjourn, recess, and accept speaker nominations.
2. Strikes by more than 75,000 Kaiser Permanente Health Care Workers
More than 75,00 Kaiser Permanente workers took to the streets on Wednesday.
launching a protest against the largest nonprofit in health care.
The workers walked out of their workplace at 6 am local time. The unions responsible for the strike are the
Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions describes the work stoppage
As the largest health care workers strike in United States’ history.
The strike has only been scheduled…