by Will Jordan
The U.S. Congress voted late afternoon, Tuesday, October 3rd to vacate the Office of the Speaker. The vote received 216 yay and 210 nay votes, ousting Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) from his leadership role as Speaker of the House. This vote followed the stop-gap funding bill he pushed through by McCarthy, to prevent a government shutdown, the prior weekend. Congress, now without a formal leader, is in uncharted territory as it works through the 45-day window to approve a federal budget. Ethan Lane, Vice President of Government Affairs for NCBA shared what this means for the cattle industry and the U.S. economy as a whole.