Stories tagged: house speaker
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 13, 2020
The Legislature opened its 2020 season on a historic note with Tacoma attorney Laurie Jinkins, a five-term legislator, sworn in as the first woman and first lesbian to be elected …
Wed., Dec. 12, 2018
Rep. Nancy Pelosi all but ensured that she will become House speaker next month, quelling a revolt by disgruntled younger Democrats by agreeing to limit her tenure to no more …
Sun., Dec. 2, 2018
Frank Chopp, the state’s longest-serving speaker, talked to reporters about the upcoming session and beyond.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 28, 2018
House Speaker Frank Chopp will give up post after the 2019 session.
Tue., Nov. 20, 2018
Democratic Rep. Marcia Fudge, the top potential rival to Nancy Pelosi for House speaker, dropped out of the running Tuesday, delivering a blow to efforts to topple the California Democrat.
Fri., April 13, 2018
House Speaker Paul Ryan has endorsed his top lieutenant, Rep. Kevin McCarthy, to be his successor, giving a significant boost to the Californian’s candidacy in hopes of averting a divisive …
UPDATED: Wed., April 11, 2018
Former U.S. House Speaker John Boehner said Wednesday he has had a change of heart on marijuana and will promote its nationwide legalization as a way to help veterans and …
Fri., Jan. 5, 2018
The secret sexual harassment settlement signed by Kentucky’s Republican House speaker could be investigated partly in secret.
Tue., Dec. 19, 2017
House Speaker Paul Ryan has told fellow Republicans he has no intention to step down.
Fri., Nov. 3, 2017
Kentucky’s Republican House speaker will keep his job for now despite a report that he settled a sexual harassment claim with one of his staff members outside of court.
Tue., Nov. 8, 2016
Republicans retained their lock on the House for two more years early Wednesday as GOP candidates triumphed in a checkerboard of districts in Florida, Virginia and elsewhere that Democrats had …
UPDATED: Tue., June 14, 2016
House Speaker Paul Ryan Tuesday unveiled the third installment of his “agenda project,” with sweeping roll back regulations on energy and environment, labor issues and the financial services industry.
Thu., May 5, 2016
House Speaker Paul Ryan is refusing to support Donald Trump as the Republican nominee for president.
Wed., March 23, 2016
U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan’s call in a speech on Wednesday for elevating the political debate to inspire and unite Republicans carried a huge, unspoken subtext: Donald Trump.
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 29, 2015
Paul Ryan, at 45 the youngest House speaker since 1869, takes over a Republican-controlled House from John Boehner, R-Ohio, who presided over a dysfunctional chamber until a group of unhappy …
Wed., Oct. 28, 2015
House Republicans have nominated Wisconsin Republican Rep. Paul Ryan to become the chamber’s next speaker. GOP lawmakers hope Ryan will lead them out of weeks of disarray and point them …
Sat., Oct. 24, 2015
The honeymoon might be over before it even begins for House Speaker-in-waiting Paul Ryan when he is elevated to the top job this coming week.
Mon., Sept. 28, 2015
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy is officially declaring his candidacy for House speaker to replace John Boehner.
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 25, 2015
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers praised Speaker John Boehner for his leadership.
Wed., May 6, 2015
DALLAS — Former House Speaker Jim Wright, the longtime Texas Democrat who became the first speaker in history to be driven out of office in midterm, has died. He was …