Nov 17, 2010

John Boehner to be next House Speaker

As expected, House Republicans have picked House Minority Leader John Boehner (pictured) to be Speaker of the House on January 2.

Republicans met behind closed doors to select leaders after winning control of the House
from Democrats in the Nov. 2 elections.

John Boehner will be the 61st House Speaker on his 61st birthday.

Boehner's bid for the position was uncontested.