MSN - AP World http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a MSN - AP World Copyright © 2010-2018 The Canadian Press. All rights reserved. http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification Wed, 21 Feb 2024 12:52:44 +0000 McCarthy: Omar ousted, no deal yet on debt crisis http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a/48ec233f8d6e440fb72bc260cd5b6594 48ec233f8d6e440fb72bc260cd5b6594 Thu, 02 Feb 2023 22:29:58 +0000 SHOTLIST:RESTRICTION SUMMARY:++SOUNDBITES SEPARATED BY BLACK FRAMES++POOL Washington, DC - 2 February 20231. Wide, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy walks to microphones HEADLINE:McCarthy: Omar ousted, no deal yet on the debt crisisHOUSE FLOORWashington, DC - 2 February 20232. Rep. Ilhan Omar speaks on the House floorANNOTATION: House Republicans have voted to oust Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar from the House Foreign Affairs Committee.3. Wide of House floor, graphics on the screen of vote tally for Res. 76ANNOTATION: House Speaker Kevin McCarthy was able to solidify Republican support against the Somali-born Muslim woman in the new Congress.POOL Washington, DC - 2 February 20234. SOUNDBITE (English) Rep. Kevin McCarthy, U.S. Speaker of the House:"We're not removing her from other committees. We just do not believe when it comes to Foreign Affairs, especially the responsibility of that position around the world with the comments that she makes. She shouldn't serve there. But this is what is clear. If it was tit for tat, we would have picked people, took them off all committees and said nothing about it. We don't believe in that."++WHITE FLASH++5. SOUNDBITE (English) Rep. Kevin McCarthy, U.S. Speaker of the House:"We simply looked at Foreign Affairs of what the rest of the world looks like, where she sat and gave anti-Semitic comments."ASSOCIATED PRESSWashington, DC - 2 February 20236. VARIOUS STILLS -  President Joe Biden, Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y., at the National Prayer Breakfast,ANNOTATION: McCarthy also told reporters after meeting with President Joe Biden, "it was a good meeting," but no deal yet to halt a debt limit crisis.POOL Washington, DC - 2 February 20237. SOUNDBITE (English) Rep. Kevin McCarthy, U.S. Speaker of the House:"I got to see the president again this morning. I'd like that he said it was a good meeting as well to me. No predetermined ideas, but we're going to meet again about the debt ceiling and ways that we can find ways to savings and put ourselves on a path to balance. I think that's very important."++WHITE FLASH++8. SOUNDBITE (English) Rep. Kevin McCarthy, U.S. Speaker of the House:"Whichever way they want to talk about it, I'm very clear, we will not pass a clean debt ceiling here without some form of spending reform. So they'll never be a clean one. I don't know how they want to say it. That's fine. But at the end of the day, we're going to get spending reforms."++EDIT ENDS ON SOUNDBITE++STORYLINE:The Republican-led House voted after raucous debate Thursday to oust Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar from the chamber's Foreign Affairs Committee, citing her anti-Israel comments, in a dramatic response after Democrats last session booted far-right GOP lawmakers over incendiary remarks.House Speaker Kevin McCarthy was able to solidify Republican support against the Somali-born Muslim woman in the new Congress although some GOP lawmakers had expressed reservations. The 218-211 vote, along party lines, came after a heated, voices-raised debate in which Democrats accused the GOP of targeting Omar based on her race. Republicans focused on six statements Omar has made that "under the totality of the circumstances, disqualify her from serving on the Committee of Foreign Affairs," said Rep. Michael Guest of Mississippi, the incoming chairman of the House Ethics Committee.McCarthy denied the Republican move to oust Omar was a tit-for-tat after the Greene and Gosar removals under Democrats, though he had warned in late 2021 that such a response might be expected if Republicans won back the House majority. "This is nothing like the last Congress," he said Thursday. He noted that Omar can remain on other panels, just not Foreign Affairs after her anti-Israel comments.McCarthy has already blocked Reps. Adam Schiff and Eric Swalwell, both California Democrats, from rejoining the House Intelligence Committee once the GOP took control of the chamber in January. While appointments to the intelligence panel are the prerogative of the speaker, the action on Omar requires a House vote.House Republicans have voted to oust Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar from the House Foreign Affairs Committee. McCarthy also on Thursday told reporters after meeting face-to-face with President Joe Biden Wednesday for highly anticipated budget talks - " it was a good meeting,"  but expectations were low for quick progress as GOP lawmakers push for steep cuts in a deal to prevent a national debt limit crisis."No predetermined ideas, but we're going to meet again about the debt ceiling and ways that we can find ways to savings and put ourselves on a path to balance. I think that's very important, Mccarthy said.===========================================================Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: info@aparchive.com(ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. McCarthy: Omar ousted, no deal yet on debt crisis