PAY OFF! MTG Receives Conference Committee Seat From McCarthy For Her Support

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  • Source: Wayne Dupree
  • 07/14/2023
Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) offered Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) a seat on the House and Senate conference committee for the defense bill in exchange for her vote on this year's National Defense Authorization Act.

Members of the House and the Senate work together in a conference committee to settle disagreements over significant pieces of legislation, like the NDAA. Several culture war provisions that were included in the NDAA that the Republican-led House passed on Friday are not likely to be included in the version that the Democrat-controlled Senate approves.

Greene still intended to oppose the NDAA despite its provisions, and with a slim majority, McCarthy couldn't afford to lose more than four Republicans. He consequently assured Greene of a place on the conference committee.

McCarthy, according to Greene, offered her this position in exchange for her support of the NDAA. Marjorie has a number of military-related issues that she cares about, and she agreed to be able to serve on those, McCarthy said. "I requested Marjorie to be able to serve to be able to work on," he added.


Since McCarthy's struggle for the speakership, when she worked to persuade the hard-line conservative holdouts to support him, Greene has grown to be a steadfast ally.

Additionally, she worked to whip votes in favor of the debt ceiling bill and expressed her strong displeasure with the House Freedom Caucus members who for more than a week blocked floor activities because they were unhappy with the way the debt ceiling was handled.

She lost her membership in the Freedom Caucus as a result of all of this, and the group decided to kick her out before the July 4 recess. However, McCarthy has made an effort to support her ever since, including hosting a fundraiser for the Georgia Republican and consistently doing so whenever he has the chance.

Later this month, the Senate will vote on its version of the NDAA, after which the two chambers will convene in conference to resolve their differences.

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