Speaker of the House John Boehner
1/5/2011 1:25:00 PM - Guy Benson
. Congratulations, Mr. Speaker.
Interesting note: Of the 193 House Democrats in the 112th Congress, 19 declined to vote for Nancy Pelosi as Speaker.UPDATE
- Speaker Boehner delivered a short, no-frills speech to the new Congress after taking back the gavel. Pelosi introduced him; her speech was longer than his.UPDATE II
- Video of Boehner seizing the gavel and his brief, workmanlike remarks: