- The Washington Times - Tuesday, November 15, 2016

House Speaker Paul D. Ryan was unanimously re-elected Tuesday by Republicans to be their party leader and to be speaker in the new Congress next year.

Mr. Ryan ascended to the top job in late 2015 after then-Speaker John A. Boehner resigned, amid a rebellion from conservatives.

In the months since, Mr. Ryan easily survived a primary challenge, had a rocky election season with the party’s presidential nominee Donald Trump, and is now Mr. Trump’s top cheerleader, after last week’s stunning election results.

“This will be a government focused on turning President- elect Trump’s victory into real progress for the American people,” Mr. Ryan said Tuesday morning, ahead of the afternoon vote in the House Republican Conference.

Minutes after Mr. Ryan’s election, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy was also unanimously elected to keep his post.

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