Rep. Mike Johnson of Louisiana was elected as the 56th speaker of the House in a party-line vote, with all 220 Republicans voting for him. Johnson is a close ally of former President Donald Trump and had led many of the 2020 election challenges, including an amicus brief signed by more than 100 House Republicans. Johnson is the most ideologically conservative speaker since Newt Gingrich in the 1990s and is now second in line to the presidency.
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House of Representatives Holds Inconclusive Vote for New Speaker, Reflecting Deep Divisions Among Republicans
House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries Calls for Formal Discussions to End Republican Civil War in Speaker Stalemate
House Republicans Struggle to Find Speaker as Democrats Propose Expansion of Speaker Pro Tempore’s Power
Congress and President Biden Reach Agreement to Avoid Government Shutdown, But Future Fights Remain Unresolved
Biden to Address United Nations General Assembly in Support of Ukraine’s Efforts to Repel Russian Invasion