Republican Boehner wins second term as House Speaker

Reuters News

1/3/2013 1:49:48 PM - Reuters News

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - John Boehner won a second two-year term as speaker of the Republican-controlled House of Representatives on Thursday.

Despite a few Republicans holding back support for him, Boehner beat Democratic minority leader Nancy Pelosi by 220-192 votes, on the first day of a new Congress.

(Reporting by David Lawder; Editing by Sandra Maler)