It’s official: Ryan will be new House speaker

WASHINGTON (AP) – It’s official: Republican Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin will be the new speaker of the House.

Here are the voting results, as announced by outgoing Speaker John Boehner of Ohio: 236 votes for Ryan, 184 for Democrat Nancy Pelosi of California and nine votes for Republican Daniel Webster of Florida.

Democrats John Lewis of Georgia and Jim Cooper of Tennessee each received one vote, as did former Secretary of State Colin Powell.

News of the election was greeted with applause and a standing ovation.

The final step for Ryan: swearing-in as speaker.

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