Speaker of the House John Boehner

Posted: Jan 05, 2011 1:25 PM
It's official.  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: