Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) reportedly promised Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) a seat on the House and Senate conference committee on the military bill in exchange for her support for this year’s National military Authorization Act.
To settle disagreements over significant pieces of legislation, like the NDAA, a conference committee made up of members of the House and Senate is formed.
Several culture war elements that were included in the NDAA that the Republican-led House passed on Friday are not likely to be included in the version that the Democrat-controlled Senate approves.
Greene still intended to oppose the NDAA despite its provisions, and with a thin majority, McCarthy couldn’t afford to lose more than four Republicans. He thereby assured Greene of a place on the conference committee.
McCarthy, according to Greene, promised her this position in exchange for her support of the NDAA.
Since McCarthy’s struggle for the speakership, when she sought to persuade the hard-line conservative holdouts to back him, Greene has grown to be a steadfast supporter.
Additionally, she worked to whip votes in favor of the debt limit bill and expressed her strong disapproval with the House Freedom Caucus members who for more than a week halted floor activities because they were unhappy with the way the debt ceiling was handled.