Republicans have re-nominated Paul Ryan to be House Speaker once again. The Wisconsin Republican was chosen at a closed-door meeting on Tuesday, according to reports. Ryan must win the formal election when the full House picks its speaker as the new Congress on January 3rd.
Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus issued the following statement on the House GOP leadership elections:
“I would like to congratulate my good friend Paul Ryan on his unanimous re-election as Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. Together with Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, Majority Whip Steve Scalise and Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers, we have a strong leadership team in the House to advance the bold reform agenda that President-elect Trump and all of our candidates up and down the ballot campaigned so hard for. Republicans have also chosen a strong NRCC chairman in Steve Stivers, who will do a fantastic job to protect and expand the majority. I’m excited about the future that awaits in January, when our unified Republican government gets to work to turn Donald Trump’s historic victory into real results for the American people.”