Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan is New House Speaker

After weeks of uncertainty, the House of Representatives has a new speaker. 

The house officially Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan as House Speaker Thursday.

Ryan won the support of 236 members of the House of Representatives. 

He takes over the reigns from John Boehner, who announced his resignation last month citing turmoil in the House. 

Boehner said Thursday that he is leaving Congress with “no regrets and no burden.” 

Meanwhile, Ryan called on the house to step up, saying “only a truly functioning House can represent the people.” 

“The House is broken. We’re not solving problems, we’re adding to them. And, I’m not interested in laying blame. We are not settling scores. We are wiping the slate clean,” said Ryan. 

Ryan was sworn in as the 54th House Speaker.  He is also the youngest speaker since before the Civil War.   

He was elected to the house in 1998, at the age of 28. 

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