Johnson Will Be Speaker for Remainder of 118th Congress

Wednesday, October 25, 2023

Rep. Mike Johnson, R-La., secured the votes to be elected speaker Wednesday as the roll call was still underway.

It will bring to an end more than three weeks of disruption after the unprecedented removal of the former speaker, Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., on Oct. 3.

Johnson was the fourth nominee for speaker this month, but the only one who could secure a House majority.