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Lynn Sweet

Washington bureau chief

Lynn Sweet is the Washington Bureau Chief for the Chicago Sun-Times. She appears frequently on CNN and other outlets as an analyst. Sweet has a master’s from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and an undergraduate degree from the University of California at Berkeley. She also attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Sweet is a former fellow at Harvard University’s Institute of Politics. Sweet is in Northwestern University’s Medill Hall of Achievement and was named by Washingtonian Magazine as one of the capital’s “50 Top Journalists.”

A spokesperson for House Democratic Leader Hakeem Jeffries said Jeffries “made clear” to Quigley that term limits prevented him from staying on the panel.
Joining Jeffries at a luncheon in River North will be Rep. Suzan DelBene, D-Wash., new chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.
“These choices also continue to fulfill the President’s promise to ensure that the nation’s courts reflect the diversity that is one of our greatest assets as a country — both in terms of personal and professional backgrounds,” the White House said.
“I look forward to working with the House Republican Conference to stop Joe Biden’s destructive, radical, leftist agenda,” Rep. Mary Miller said in a statement.
Illinois Republican Darin LaHood, a Kevin McCarthy backer involved in negotiations, told the Sun-Times on Wednesday night that “I believe we are making progress. The two sides are working diligently together.”
In a day of tumult on the House floor, Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., in three votes, fails to win the speakership. Downstate Rep. Mary Miller, R-Ill., was among those refusing to support McCarthy.
“I’m pretty proud of what we’ve been able to achieve,” said Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin, who starts a second term as chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee when the new 118th Congress kicks off on Tuesday.
The president and top administration officials will fan out nationwide the day after Republicans take control of the House.
The measure was approved on a 225-201 roll-call vote. Nine Republicans — including Illinois members Adam Kinzinger and Rodney Davis, both lame ducks — joined Democrats in passing the measure.