Republican Paul Ryan appointed 54th speaker of US House of Reps

Q.  Which Republican was elected as the 54th speaker of the US House of Representatives on 30th October 2015?
- Published on 02 Nov 15

a. John Boehner
b. Paul Smith
c. Paul Ryan
d. Jeb Bush

ANSWER: Paul Ryan
Republican Paul Ryan was on 30th October 2015 elected as the 5th speaker of the US house of Representatives. Only 9 House Republicans voted against him and he fetched votes of 236 members . Ryan succeeds John Boehner of Ohio. He was sworn in as Speaker of the House and the nine-term congressman from Wisconsin, becomes the third Catholic in a row in the position, after John Boehner and Nancy Pelosi. He started working on Capitol Hill as a legislative aide in 1992 and won his House seat in 1998 when he was 28.

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