WASHINGTON U.S. Representative Paul Ryan was re-elected speaker of the House of Representatives on Tuesday as a Republican-led Congress began a new session.The Wisconsin congressman was elected on a vote of 239-189. Ryan was first elected speaker in October 2015, after his predecessor John Boehner retired following repeated revolts by House conservatives.
(Reporting by Richard Cowan and Susan Cornwell; Writing by Doina Chiacu and Susan Heavey; Editing by Chris Reese)
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Published Date: Jan 04, 2017 00:45 AM | Updated Date: Jan 04, 2017 00:45 AM