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Kevin McCarthy delayed the vote on the spending package by speaking for over 8 hours

House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy delivered a record-setting speech overnight to object to Democrats' social spending and climate bill. He hopes to clinch the speaker's gavel next year.

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Kelsey Snell
Kelsey Snell is a Congressional correspondent for NPR. She has covered Congress since 2010 for outlets including The Washington Post, Politico and National Journal. She has covered elections and Congress with a reporting specialty in budget, tax and economic policy. She has a graduate degree in journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill. and an undergraduate degree in political science from DePaul University in Chicago.