Republican Rep. Kevin McCarthy faced a motion to vacate his role as Speaker due to spending disagreements.
McCarthy's political journey began with a lottery win and involvement in California politics. He became part of the "young guns" trio with Eric Cantor and Paul Ryan in 2010, focusing on spending cuts.
After failing to secure the speakership in 2015, McCarthy worked on building alliances, including with Trump.
McCarthy has focused on fundraising and building party unity, with Trump's support.
He plans to prioritize investigations into the Biden administration, especially on immigration and January 6.
McCarthy aims to extract spending cuts during debt ceiling negotiations.
His "Commitment to America" plan emphasizes economic strength, safety, freedom, and accountability.
He wants more oversight of spending to support Ukraine.
The balance of power between a McCarthy-led House and the White House remains uncertain.