Newly elected House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., is escorted to the House chamber following the resignation of John Boehner, at the Capitol on Oct. 29, 2015. He’s flanked on his right by Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Bakersfield and on his left by Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.
Newly elected House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., is escorted to the House chamber following the resignation of John Boehner, at the Capitol on Oct. 29, 2015. He’s flanked on his right by Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Bakersfield and on his left by Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. J. Scott Applewhite Associated Press file
Newly elected House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., is escorted to the House chamber following the resignation of John Boehner, at the Capitol on Oct. 29, 2015. He’s flanked on his right by Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Bakersfield and on his left by Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. J. Scott Applewhite Associated Press file
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