Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisconsin, flanked by Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Washington, and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California, speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill Wednesday. Republicans in the House of Representatives have nominated Ryan to become the chamber's next speaker, hoping he can lead them out of weeks of disarray and point them toward accomplishments they can highlight in next year's elections.
Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisconsin, flanked by Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Washington, and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California, speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill Wednesday. Republicans in the House of Representatives have nominated Ryan to become the chamber's next speaker, hoping he can lead them out of weeks of disarray and point them toward accomplishments they can highlight in next year's elections. Carolyn Kaster AP
Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisconsin, flanked by Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Washington, and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California, speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill Wednesday. Republicans in the House of Representatives have nominated Ryan to become the chamber's next speaker, hoping he can lead them out of weeks of disarray and point them toward accomplishments they can highlight in next year's elections. Carolyn Kaster AP

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