Republicans nominate Paul Ryan to remain as House Speaker

WASHINGTON - House Republicans have nominated Paul Ryan speaker for next Congress, Associated Press reported.

According to Politico, the GOP conference gave the Wisconsin Republican voice-vote approval, forgoing a secret ballot tally that would "have shown how many Republicans oppose Ryan leading the chamber." 

House Republicans were expected to re-elect Ryan as it would continue the GOP unity in the following Trump's election.

Ryan is currently serving his ninth term as a member of Congress, this vote will allow him to continue to his tenth term. He was elected to House Speaker after John Boehner retired from Congress.

"Prior to serving as speaker of the House, Congressman Ryan served as the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee," his website says.

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