10 things you need to know today: January 6, 2023

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Kevin McCarthy in the House chamber
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1. McCarthy loses record 11th vote for speaker

The House adjourned Thursday for a third day without a speaker, after Republican leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) fell short of the votes he needs to become House speaker in an 11th ballot, breaking a 100-year-old record with the 10th vote. McCarthy's latest losses came despite concessions he offered to a group of 20 hardline conservatives blocking his bid for the job. Republicans negotiated through the night, and hinted they were near a deal as McCarthy proposed more concessions, but some far-right lawmakers said there was nothing he could do to win their support. The House is scheduled to reconvene at noon Friday. The House can't conduct any other business without a speaker.

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