John Boehner, House Speaker, To Retain Position After Vote
Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio) has retained his top leadership position in the U.S. House of Representatives after a vote by the new congress.
Boehner was not challenged for the position, but there was skepticism he may lose the spot after the heated fiscal cliff battle that culminated in a New Year's Day deal.
Of 426 votes cast on Tuesday, Boehner received 220. Others who received votes for the speakership include Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), former Secretary of State Colin Powell, former Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) and former Comptroller General David Walker.