House Majority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., announced Friday that the House will be out until after the November elections. (Sarah Silbiger/CQ Roll Call)
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., made it official on Friday, announcing that votes are no longer expected during the month of October, and that the House will reconvene on Nov. 13.
While the chamber had long been scheduled to be in session during the first two weeks of October, the move had been widely expected and comes as House Republicans are defending dozens of competitive seats on Nov. 6. It allows vulnerable members to spend the run-up to the midterm elections in their districts.