US: Paul Ryan re-elected as House Speaker

House members voted 239 to 189 to re-elect Paul Ryan as House Apeaker over the top Democrat, former speaker Nancy Pelosi.

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Washington, Jan 4: US lawmakers voted on Tuesday to retain congressman Paul Ryan as speaker of the House of Representatives, making him a critical player in Congress as Donald Trump prepares to assume the presidency.

House members voted 239 to 189 to re-elect Ryan to the key post over the top Democrat, former speaker Nancy Pelosi. Five lawmakers voted for other figures. 

Paul Ryan re-elected as House Speaker

Ryan, 46, will lead the 115th Congress, which gaveled into session today 17 days before Trump's inauguration.

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