House GOP Fractures Force Bipartisan Deals, Testing Speaker Johnson
• House Republicans are so fractured they are having trouble unifying behind legislation, forcing bipartisan deals.
• Speaker Mike Johnson is using the "suspension calendar" process more frequently to bypass hardliners and pass bills with Democratic support.
• The Freedom Caucus and other conservatives still threaten Johnson's speakership if he works with Democrats too much.
• Democrats, led by Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, are willing to supply votes for bipartisan bills aligned with their values.
• The razor-thin Republican majority gives outsized influence to Democrat Mitch McConnell in the Senate and the House Freedom Caucus.