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Paul Ryan unanimously re-nominated for House speaker

Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) was unanimously re-nominated for speaker of the House on Tuesday in a closed-door election, despite having spent much of Donald Trump's presidential campaign at odds with the Republican nominee. "Welcome to the dawn of a new unified Republican government," Ryan had said at a news conference before the nomination, adding, "It feels really good to say that, actually."

Ryan will face another election in January, where he will need to win over half of the House to keep his position. While that election promises to be a more difficult task, Ryan is expected to win, Politico reports.

"Paul Ryan's future is as bright as ever," Rep. Chris Collins (R-N.Y.) said prior to the vote. "This is a team effort."

House Democrats are currently led by Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.), but have postponed their own leadership elections until after Thanksgiving.