Bishop suggested that an agreement to insist on federal spending at fiscal 2022 levels was violated by the debt deal, but it’s not clear that such a term was ever agreed upon. What is clear: Freedom Caucus voted against advancing two bills that would prohibit the Biden administration from regulating gas stoves. GOP leaders got no heads-up about their plan, according to some of the rebels, who also indicated it was a spontaneous maneuver. Later, after the failed vote, Clyde met with Scalise but remained tight-lipped about what was discussed or how the conference would move forward. It’s unclear whether GOP leaders’ outreach to conservatives will be enough to end the impasse.