Haley Byrd Wilt

Haley Byrd Wilt is an associate editor for The Dispatch. She previously reported on Congress for CNN and The Weekly Standard.

Haley Byrd Wilt

The Messy Speakership Battle to Come

Mystery candidates, McCarthy’s math, and how a compromise might emerge.

On Protests in China, Is Less More?

Plus: Kevin McCarthy mulls the math for his speakership bid, and what comes next for the January 6 committee.

Explaining the Right’s Debate Over the Senate’s Gay Marriage Bill

Religious freedom advocates don’t all agree on the Respect for Marriage Act.

The End of the Pelosi Era

Plus: An interview with former House Speaker Paul Ryan.

House Republicans Choose Their Fighter

Plus: Will moderates flex any muscle? And a look at Democrats’ debt ceiling calculus.

The Freedom Caucus’ Reform Opportunity

A narrow Republican majority would give the group tremendous leverage over House leadership.

Kevin McCarthy’s Bad Night

His path to the speakership became much more complicated once election results started appearing.

Investigations and Impeachments

Republicans prepare to take back the House—and make life difficult for President Joe Biden.

All Eyes on the House

What are Republicans’ plans if they take the majority?

Pelosi Attack Reignites Concerns Over Lawmakers’ Safety

Capitol Police have made changes to respond to threats over the past year, but the tide keeps rising.