(Image source: Boehner.House.Gov)

BY LOGAN TITTLE

John Boehner has been re elected as the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives after a vote Thursday.

 

The Republican representative from Ohio has been serving since 1991. This will be his second two-year term as House Speaker.

 

“...for the 113th Congress, it is a time to rise. when the day is over and the verdict is read, maybe it's said that we well and faithfully did our duty to ensure freedom...”

(CSPAN)

 

He got 220 votes — just a little more than he needed to keep his role, and while he wasn’t challenged for his position, analysts suspected he’d face some opposition from within his own party.

 

Boehner faced a bipartisan firestorm after delaying a vote on Hurricane Sandy relief as well as criticism for his role in fiscal cliff negotiations in which he accepted the Senate’s deal many conservative Republicans felt didn’t cut spending enough.

 

Now, with the 113th Congress assembled, Speaker Boehner has what some might consider as one of the biggest challenges in Washington: managing the House Republican Conference.

 

Some of his challenges will include the ever-looming debt ceiling, a battle over immigration and the rising debate over gun control legislation.
 

 

 

John Boehner Reelected as House Speaker

by Logan Tittle
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Jan 3, 2013

John Boehner Reelected as House Speaker

 

(Image source: Boehner.House.Gov)

BY LOGAN TITTLE

John Boehner has been re elected as the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives after a vote Thursday.

 

The Republican representative from Ohio has been serving since 1991. This will be his second two-year term as House Speaker.

 

“...for the 113th Congress, it is a time to rise. when the day is over and the verdict is read, maybe it's said that we well and faithfully did our duty to ensure freedom...”

(CSPAN)

 

He got 220 votes — just a little more than he needed to keep his role, and while he wasn’t challenged for his position, analysts suspected he’d face some opposition from within his own party.

 

Boehner faced a bipartisan firestorm after delaying a vote on Hurricane Sandy relief as well as criticism for his role in fiscal cliff negotiations in which he accepted the Senate’s deal many conservative Republicans felt didn’t cut spending enough.

 

Now, with the 113th Congress assembled, Speaker Boehner has what some might consider as one of the biggest challenges in Washington: managing the House Republican Conference.

 

Some of his challenges will include the ever-looming debt ceiling, a battle over immigration and the rising debate over gun control legislation.
 

 

 

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