Boehner Gets 216, Is Reelected as Speaker for 114th Congress, Takes Oath of Office

AP Photo/Phil Coale
AP Photo/Phil Coale

Boehner swears in new House members.

Boehner sworn in by Rep. John Conyers of Michigan.

Boehner: “May the fruits of our labors be ladders our children can use to climb to the stars.”

Speaker says governing is “a grind,” and should be.

Speaker promises to take action on a number of jobs bills, invites President Obama to sign these “bipartisan” bills.

Boehner: “We can do better.”

Boehner: “It is our duty and our privilege to make laws within the limits of the Constitution.”

Boehner: “A truly historic day.”

Pelosi hands over gavel. “God bless you, Mr. Speaker. God bless America!”

Boehner “a man of abiding faith, truly a gentleman from Ohio,” Pelosi says.

Before handing over gavel, Nancy Pelosi takes a moment to laud families, rail against corporations.

Rep. John Boehner to take gavel from former Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

The final vote count as Boehner is reelected:

216 Boehner (needed 205)

164 Pelosi

12 Webster FL

16 votes for others, including non-members Colin Powell, Jeff Sessions and Rand Paul.

Speaker-elect John Boehner enters House with escort committee.

Boehner will be escorted to the Speaker’s chair by a group including hie predecessor, Nancy Pelosi.

Total number of votes cast is 408. Boehner earns 216. Yoho gets 2, Jim Jordan 2.

At least two “other” votes were from Democrats, who would otherwise have been expected to vote for Pelosi.

The House is tallying the vote for Speaker. Acccording to C-Span’s count, Boehner got 214, “other,” including Webster, Yoho, Gohmert, Sens. Rand Paul and Jeff Sessions, got 28.

Final stragglers are invited to vote, if they weren’t included in the House roll.

Dana Bash on CNN: “It does look like  once this is finished John Boehner will be Speaker. But it’s not over yet.

Rep. Boehner declines to vote for himself on a second go-through.

Boehner at 214, 28 “other” votes.

Rep. Ted Yoho votes for himself, 28 “other” votes.

Rep. Randy Weber of Texas goes for Gohmert, Rep. Webster votes for himself.

Rep. Marlin Stutzman of Indiana votes for Webster.

Rep. Scott Rigell votes for Webster.

Rep. Nancy Pelosi with the honor of voting for herself.

Rep. Palmer votes for “Sessions of Alabama,” second vote for a sitting U.S. Senator.

Rep. Richard Nugent of Florida goes for Webster.

Rep. Mick Mulvaney votes for Boehner.

Rep. Mark Meadows of NC votes for Webster

Rep. Massie (KY) votes for Yoho.

Rep. Lipinski votes for DeFazio, one fewer vote for Pelosi.

Rep. Steve King of Iowa votes for Webster.

Rep. Tim Huelskamp of Kansas votes for Webster.

Rep. Jeb Hensarling votes for Boehner.

Rep. Scott Garrett, Rep. Paul Gosar vote for Daniel Webster for Speaker.

Rep. Fleming of Louisiana votes for Boehner.

One vote for Rep. Trey Gowdy.

Rep. Cooper votes for “Colin Powell.”

One vote for Sen. Rand Paul as Speaker.

Rep. Chaffetz backs Boehner.

Rep. Bridenstein, as promised, votes against Boehner.

Rep. Brat votes for Jeff Duncan.

Rep. Blackburn voted for Boehner as Speaker.

Voting is underway in the House, with 401 members on hand. Representatives are being called upon in alphabetical order.

Four representatives will count the votes for Speaker. They’re seated at the front of the House chamber.

Speaker election will be among Boehner, Pelosi, Yoho, Gohmert and Webster. Voting is about to begin.

Rep. Steve King nominated Rep. Daniel Webster as Speaker.

Rep. Louie Gohmert’s name placed into consideration for Speaker. “This is about establishing a strong check on the Executive Branch.”

Rep. Thomas Massie nominated Ted Yoho for Speaker.

Democrats nominate Nancy Pelosi, former Speaker of the House, for Speaker. Pelosi lost her Speakership in 2010, but has remained head of the Democratic Party in the House since.

John Boehner’s name is being placed into nomination for Speaker.

Exactly 401 members are on hand for today’s vote.

House Speaker John Boehner has arrived, and will be on the floor for the leadership vote, CNN reports.

Boehner wouldn’t comment, but CNN reporter Dana Bash says he “smiled with his eyes” as he passed. Boehner was not on the floor in 2013, the last time he survived a conservative insurrection to win reelection as House Speaker.

Former Florida House Speaker and now Rep. Daniel Webster—someone who’s spoken about open and transparent process and regular order—is going to challenge Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) for Speaker of the House. Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX), another candidate against Boehner, confirms to reporters.

Webster is a legitimate candidate for Speaker, even though he probably wouldn’t win on the first ballot. It still remains to be seen what will happen, but Boehner could go down as many Republican members may feel comfortable voting for Webster for Speaker.


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