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House Republicans slated to hold leadership election on Nov. 17

House Republicans slated to hold leadership election on Nov. 17
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House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin Owen McCarthyRichmond says GOP 'reluctant to stand up and tell the emperor he wears no clothes' Sunday shows preview: Biden transition, COVID-19 spike in spotlight Drastic cuts proposed to Medicare would hurt health care quality MORE (R-Calif.) alerted members of his conference that leadership elections are slated to be held Nov. 17, multiple GOP sources told The Hill. 

The notice comes just six days ahead of Election Day. 

The vote on who will hold the top spots in the House Republican conference will happen on the second day the lower chamber is scheduled to be back in session. 

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While the top three House Republicans — McCarthy, House Minority Whip Steve ScaliseStephen (Steve) Joseph ScaliseRichmond says GOP 'reluctant to stand up and tell the emperor he wears no clothes' New RSC chairman sees 'Trumpism' as future Cheney seeks to cool tensions with House conservatives MORE (La.) and House Republican Conference Chairwoman Liz CheneyElizabeth (Liz) Lynn CheneyPressure grows from GOP for Trump to recognize Biden election win Trump: Liz Cheney's election remarks sparked by push to bring US troops home Biden's lead over Trump surpasses 6M votes as more ballots are tallied MORE (Wyo.) — are running unopposed, some members have quietly discussed a push to move back the leadership election date depending on the outcome of the election.  

According to the notice, conference rules for the 117th Congress and Steering Committee structure ratification are slated to be voted upon Nov. 18. 

After the Steering Committee is ratified, the panel will meet at a later date to select which members lead and sit on committees.