Unlike Boehner, McCarthy Has Pushed to Abolish Senate Filibuster

The leading contender for House speaker could threaten a Senate rule often defended by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy leaves a meeting of House Republicans in the Capitol on September 25, 2015, after Speaker John Boehner announced he will resign from Congress at the end of October.

Photographer: Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call

The man who appears likely to succeed outgoing House Speaker John Boehner is a vocal proponent of abolishing the 60-vote threshold in the Senate in order to pass Republican-sponsored bills.

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