Be the most informed person in the room with Newsy's free e-newsletter

View our privacy policy: http://www.newsy.com/privacy/

Republicans Officially Nominate Paul Ryan For House Speaker

In a secret vote behind closed doors, Republicans chose their nominee for speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives.
SMS

House Republicans officially nominated Paul Ryan to succeed John Boehner as speaker. (Video via C-SPAN)

Ryan announced he would seek the nomination less than a week ago.

The entire House, not just Republicans, will vote on the speaker position Thursday. Ryan must get a majority of votes, so 50 percent plus one, to win the job.

This video includes images from Getty Images.

Featured Stories
Trump's cabinet picks during senate hearings

Trump's Cabinet Picks Aren't Standing By His Biggest Campaign Promises

The White House

How The White House Prepares For The Next President

Tariji P Henson, Janelle Monae and Octavia Spencer star in "Hidden Figures"

'Hidden Figures' Stays Strong In A Weekend Full Of Flops

Want to see more stories like this?
Like Newsy on Facebook for More Congress Coverage