Representative Knopp Agrees To Break Deadlock

first_imgIn 1981, it took 22 days for a permanent speaker to be elected. However, that organization was tenuous and the speaker was later replaced. The 40-member House has 23 Republicans but just 20 of them have been aligned with the GOP caucus. Now, Representative Knopp will make 21 aligned with the majority caucus. As of Tuesday the House has been in session for 29 days, with no speaker and no clear majority. The lack of an organized majority has left the House unable to set up any formal committees or hear a single bill. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Representative Gary Knopp (R-K-Pen) agreed on Monday evening to break the ongoing deadlock in the Alaska House of Representatives. Knopp left the GOP caucus in December, worried it was too small to function well. He has pushed for the parties to work together and form a majority coalition. The House  is scheduled to meet at 10am on Tuesday, and with this announcement could vote to officially elect a speaker. Representative Knopp: “I’m going to be the 21st vote to support a Republican-led coalition or caucus.” last_img