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The 839th vote to choose a House speaker is now being cast.

Vines have started to grow back in through the walls, bursting through the painting of the Marquis de Lafayette. A small Outback Steakhouse faction has formed in one corner of the chamber. C-SPAN briefly decided it would be more auteur-like to film the entire vote. McCarthy briefly falls asleep during the voting and has a disorienting nightmare that he is slumbering in the House. There is no air conditioning in the chamber because a speaker has not yet been elected. Lawmakers have sharpened their ties into fine points and are using them to forage.