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House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy defeated Rep. Jim Jordan Wednesday to retain his post as the top Republican in the House a week after Democrats flipped control of the chamber.

Most lawmakers, though, gave Mr. McCarthy, who has served as majority leader since 2014 and on the leadership team since 2009, the benefit of the doubt.

A yearbook-style collection of headshots of the 116th Congress members-elect has seen social media users pointing out the lack of diversity among incoming Republicans.

But McCarthy told "CBS This Morning" that he's focused on broadening the appeal of the Republican Party, not on hewing to conservative positions. "That's going to be the Steering Committee's call, and certainly as we look at that they will be making those decisions after Thanksgiving", he said.

Ryan announced in April that he would not seek re-election and had endorsed McCarthy, the House majority leader for the past four years, to be his successor. He did not criticize Mr. Trump's style, though, saying that the president has racked up some bipartisan accomplishments, including work on sentencing reform.

But Mrs. Pelosi has plenty of supporters who say Democrats owe much of their success to her.

In one of the two undecided U.S. Senate contests, Florida has ordered a recount as Democratic Senator Bill Nelson trailed his Republican challenger, Florida Governor Rick Scott.

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In a conference call with Iowa reporters, Grassley said the election of himself and Ernst was believed to be the first time Iowa's senators were chosen for leadership roles in the majority party at the same time.

Outgoing Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah now is the Senate's most senior Republican, elected in 1976.

"So one of the first things we do, after doing all of that, is we thank that architect who happens to be the one and only woman speaker in the history of this body?" said Rep. Gerald E. Connolly, Virginia Democrat.

Although California's 45th is an affluent district, the tax law's near-elimination of the state and local tax, or SALT, deduction made it a net tax hike for numerous district's upper-middle-class residents.

Many Republicans side with Jordan's theory, which is that Republicans, despite a GOP monopoly on power in Washington, lost because they didn't "do what we said" - including delivering Trump's priority to build the border wall with Mexico. "That is just part of what the minority does is opposition, but I don't think that's the way you regain the majority".

Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana won a unanimous vote to become whip, the same position he held as the majority party.

Rounding out the GOP leadership team will be Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming, a daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, who was on hand to watch his daughter take over the No. 3 spot he held decades ago.

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