GOP conservatives shutter House to protest McCarthy-Biden debt deal, setting up next budget brawl

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy of Calif. speaks to reporters outside his office on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, June 7, 2023. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

WASHINGTON (AP) — In fallout from the debt ceiling deal, Speaker Kevin McCarthy is suddenly confronting a new threat to his power as angry hard-right conservatives bring the House chamber to a halt, reviving their displeasure over the compromise struck with President Joe Biden and demanding deeper spending cuts ahead.