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House Session - October 29, 2015

The House elected Paul Ryan (R-WI) as its new speaker, the 54th person to be in the position and the youngest since 1869. Prior to the vote, the day began with a quorum call followed by a farewell address from outgoing Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), who was retiring from Congress on October 31. After the vote, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) addressed members and then handed the gavel to Representative Ryan, who delivered his first remarks as speaker-elect and was sworn in by Representative John Conyers (D-MI), the dean of the House.

8:56AM - 11:31AM ETHouse Session


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    117th Congress - House
    Total Hours: 120 (After 64 days)
    • Debate16 Hours
    • Special Orders11 Hours
    • Votes54 Hours
    • One Minute Speeches4 Hours
    • Morning Hour2 Hours
    • Opening Procedures1 Hour

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