House Speaker

Paul Ryan Elected House Speaker

The public vote on the House Floor was largely along party lines. A few conservative Republicans voiced their disapproval with the party’s nominee by voting for Rep. Daniel Webster, Ryan’s opponent for the GOP nomination. Most conservatives, however, did in the end vote for Ryan.

U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) (L) gives a thumbs up to Rep. Bruce Poliquin (R-ME) (R) in the House Chamber of the Capitol October 29, 2015 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The House of Representatives is scheduled to vote for a new speaker to succeed Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) …

More Democrats Back Paul Ryan For House Speaker

Rep. Paul Ryan has racked up two more quasi-endorsements for House Speaker — from two Democratic leaders. Ryan “is smart enough to know what he needs to do,” said California Democrat Reps. Xavier Becerra.

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