tv U.S. House Re-elects Paul Ryan as Speaker 239-189 Approves Rules Package CSPAN January 3, 2017 12:00pm-2:01pm EST
of the united states the house ill come to order. the prayer will be offered by arenzi reverend paul st. john roman catholic church rom janesville, wisconsin. the chaplain: almighty and living god, as this 115th congress is gaveled to begin the work for the people of this great nation, we ask you to send downed your spirit upon the men and women of this house. give them wisdom so that they may lead the people of this
country into peace and prosperity. grant them an open spirit to listen to each other and to work with each other. endow them withouge that is born out of loyalty to all that is noble and worthy. loyal to their families. loyal to their constituents. loyalty to the constitution. loyalty to our country. loyalty to compromise with justice and noes no fear when truths and rights are in jeopardy. grant them, lord, new forms of friendship and new opportunities for service. may they always show forth in their lives and works the ideals of our country, one nation under god, indy visible, with liberty and justice for all. men.
the clerk of the house: the representatives elect and their geasts will please remain standing and join in the pledge of allegiance. i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. the clerk of the house: as directed by law, the clerk of the house is prepared the official rolls of the representatives elect. certificates of election covering 435 seats in the 115th congress have been received by the clerk of the house and the names of those persons whose credentials show that they were regularly elected as representatives in accord with
the laws of their respective states or of the united states will be called. the representatives elect will record their presence by electronic device and their names will be recorded in alphabetical order by state beginning with the state of alabama to determine whether a quorum is present. representatives elect will have a minimum of 15 minutes to record their presence by electronic device. representatives elect who have not obtained their voting i.d. cards may do so now in the speaker's lobby.
the clerk of the house: are there additional representatives elect in the chamber who wish to record their presence? if not all time has expired. 434 representatives elect have recorded their presence. a quorum is present. credentials regular in form have been received showing the election of the honorable jennifer gonzalez-colon as
resident commiioner from the commonwealth of puerto rico for a term of four years beginning january 3, 2017. the honorable eleanor hole ems norton as delegate from the district of columbia. the honorable madeline bore dieo as delegate from guam. the honorable stacey e. plaskett as delegate from the virgin islands. the honorable amata coleman raddy wagon as delegate from american samoa. and the honorable gre goreo sablan as delegate from the commonwealth of the northern mariana islands. pursuant to law and precedent, the next order of business is the election of the speaker of the house of representatives. for the 115th congress. nominations are now in order. the clerk recognizing the gentlewoman from washington, mrs. mcmorris rodgers. mrs. mcmorris rodgers: whether you are from the ever green state or badge state we gather
here on the house floor representing very divee backgrounds and walks of life. this house, the people's house, the center of our government, is where views and beliefs of millions are represented, where ideas are considered, debated, and crafted into laws. no one understands this better than our speaker of the house, paul ryan, he truly is the people's speaker, because he understands the responsibility given to this body by our founders. it's our responsibility to protect the constitution and the balance of power that representative government, the rule of law, and equal opportunity for all is protected here in this chamber. by the people and for the people. just over a year ago when he picked up that gavel, speaker ryan challenged us to raise our gaze, to respect this institution, and open up the legislative process which best represents the will of the people. to be accountable to the people
we represent. to be men and women of integrity. to serve our country with purpose and to empower everyone to reach their full potential. speaker ryan knows that the healthy competition of ideas between our passionate, talented members is an asset to representative government. as speaker, paul ryan made a commitment to getting this institution working and as a result we have had more conference committees and more bipartisan achievements. he put this majority to work on bold policy solution that is have united us. under his leadership, this think tank of ideas was able to find common ground without compromising conservative principles. together after crisscrossing our districts and listening to americans of all walks of life, we developed a better way. our vision for a confident america. policies that solve the biggest challenges of our time. policies that trust people not the government to make their
own decisions and pursue their own dreams. as speaker ryan said the day he was called upon for this role, nothing could be more inspiring than a job well-done. nothing could stir the heart more than real concrete results. in this critical momen our nation's history, as our unified republican government begins to take its place, we have an opportunity to think big, to reimagine this government from the top to the bottom, and to put people back at the center of it. it's a time to act with a sense of purpose, to rebuild the american idea, and reclaim the people's voice. there's no one better to lead the people's house in that calling than paul d. ryan. through all of it the man from janesville never forgets where he came from and who he works for. he insists on calling his constituents his employers. he insists on all of us calling him paul.
make no mistake, today and every day we're honored to call himr. speaker. as chair of the republican conference i'm directed by the vote of that conference to present for election to the office of speaker of the house of representatives for the 115th congress, the name of the honorable paul d. ryan, a representative elect from the tate of wisconsin. the clerk of the house: the clerk now recognizes the gentleman from new york, mr. crowley. mr. crowley: thank you, madam
clerk. first i would like to welcome back the gentlelady from washington state, mrs. mcmorris rodgers, and her family. as well as welcome all of our colleagues and their families to this new session of congress. madam clerk, as chair of the house democratic caucus, i have the honor of nominating the gentlelady from california, congresswoman elect nancy pelosi, as our candidate for speaker of the house of representatives. madam clerk, it is well-known on both sides of the aisle and in both chambers that nancy pelosi will never be outworked, outmaneuvered, or outsmarted. under her leadership america has made tremendous advancements. during her tenure as speaker of the house of representatives she successfully oversaw the rescue of the auto industry, saving of a $one million good-pg americ anufacturing jobs.
she was our captain when we ushered into law the affordable care act, which has extended health care insurance to 20 illion americans and counting. she didn't stop there. and she led the charge to enact wall street reform legislation to end taxpayer bailouts for big banks. but i know this, madam clerk, history will show that nancy pelosi's greatest victories will have been fought and won far beyond her speakership. a vote for nancy pelosi is a vote to ensure that congress
does not undo the progress we have made over the last eight years. a vote to ensure that health insurance companies to not go back to controlling americans' health care choices. a vote to ensure wall street does not once again gamble away the economic future of main street. a vote to ensure we do not leave markets to police themselves. my friends, we cannot turn back the clock, and any attempt to do so will have to go through not just all of us on this side of the aisle, but through nancy pelosi. i assure you i know that's no small task. so in the name of fighting for our core principles and advancing the issues american workers and their families care about, and because the people's house should be ethical accountable, and open to te
, madam clerk, i am pleased to put forth the name of the representative elect from california, nancy pelosi, for speaker of the house of representatives for the 115th ongress. the clerk of the house: the names of the honorable paul d. ryan, a representative elect from the state of wisconsin, and the honorable nancy pelosi, a representative elect from the state of california have been
placed in nomination. are there further nominations? there being no further nominations, the clerk appoints the following tellers. the gentleman from mississippi, mr. harper. the gentleman from pennsylvania, mr. brady. the gentlewoman from ohio, ms. kaptur. and the the gentlewoman from florida, ms. ros-lehtinen. the tellers will come forward and take their seats at the desk in the front of the speaker's rostrum.
paul d. ryan, representative-elect from the state of wisconsin, nancy pelosi, represent-elect from the state of california. the roll will be called and those responding to their names will indicate by surname, the nominee of their choosing. the reading clerk will now call he roll. the clerk: mr. abraham. abraham votes ryan. ed a -- adams.
zinke, ryan. the clerk of the house: for what purpose does the gentlelady rise? >> i rise because my name or the names of the five representatives of the territories duly elected by collectively four million americans, our names were not called. and i ask parliamentary inquiry as to why not at this time at this juncture in the united states that the territories do ot have a voice on this floor? the clerk of the house: the clerk advised on january 6, 1999, representatives elect are the only individuals qualified to vote in the election of the speaker. at this time the reading clerk will now call the names of the representatives elect who did not answer the first call of
that the total number of votes cast is 433 of which the honorable paul d. ryan of the state of wisconsin has received 239. the honorable nancy pelosi of the state of california has received 189. the honorable tim ryan of the state of ohio has received two. the honorable jim cooper of the state of tennessee has received one. the honorable john lewis of the state of georgia has received one. the honorable daniel webster of the state of florida has received one. therefore, the honorable paul d. ryan of the state of wisconsin, having received a majority of the votes cast, is duly elected speaker of the house of representativeso the 15th congress.
the clerk appoints the following committee to escort the speaker-elect to the chair. the gentleman from california, mr. mccarthy, the gentlewoman from california, ms. pelosi, the gentleman from louisiana, mr. scalise, the gentleman from maryland, mr. hoyer, the gentlewoman from washington, mrs. mcmorris rodgers, the gentleman from south carolina, mr. clyburn, the gentleman from ohio, mr. stivers, the gentleman from new york, mr. crowley, the gentleman from indiana, mr. messer, the gentlewoman from california,
ms. sanchez, the gentleman from georgia, mr. collins, the gentleman from new mexico, mr. ben ray lujan, the gentleman from missouri, mr. smith, the gentlewoman from connecticut, ms. delauro, the gentlewoman from california, mrs. mimi walter, the gentleman from california, mr. swalwell, the gentleman from michigan, mr. mitchell, the gentleman from michigan, mr. levin, the gentleman from texas, mr. sessions, the gentlewoman from new york, mrs. lowey, the gentleman from north carolina, mr. mchenry, and the members of the wisconsin delegation, mr. sensenbrenner, mr. kind, ms. moore, mr. duffy, mr. pocan, mr. grothman, mr. gallagher. the committee will retire from the chamber to escort the speaker-little bit to the chair -- the speaker-elect to the chair.