Yoho Statement on House Speaker Election

Oct 29, 2015

Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Ted S. Yoho (R-FL-03) released the following statement after the election of Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) as Speaker of the House.

“Yesterday, in conference, I voted for Daniel Webster for Speaker of the House of Representatives. I truly believe he would be an effective Speaker and I agree with his desire to lead based on principle, not politics. Unfortunately, Dan did not win the Republican nomination and Paul Ryan was made Speaker-designate. Today, I again voted for Dan Webster on the house floor.

“Following the vote, a new Speaker emerged in Paul Ryan.  I look forward to working with him in making this Congress one that is worthy of the American people.  It is only by being unified that we can stop President Obama’s radical agenda. 

“I am pleased to see that Speaker Ryan has said that he will institute many of the changes to the House structure that Dan suggested. My goal from the very beginning was to change the way business is done in Washington. After many discussions, Speaker Ryan agreed that things will change. He has pledged to put an end to the retaliation and ‘culture of intimidation’ that exists in Washington. He will institute structural changes that decentralizes power and provides input from all Members of Congress—not just those in the Speaker’s favor.  

“While I am disappointed that Dan is not our Speaker, I am happy to see that Speaker Ryan plans to institute the very changes we fought so hard for. In a year’s time, there will be a new election for Speaker of the House. By then, we will have seen if Speaker Ryan has made good on his commitments – or if it is time to vote in a new speaker. Given his commitments, at this time, I’m willing to give him an opportunity to prove himself.

“Again, I plan to work with Speaker Ryan to make this Congress the most effective it can be and, rest assured, I will not shy away from holding our leaders accountable.”

TED YOHO

4 Comments

  • Posted October 30, 2015

    Joe Z

    Go, Ted.

  • Posted October 30, 2015

    Tom

    Listen a little bit but watch closely. The actions will speak louder than words. We will see how this new guy operates.

    Boehner managed to give the finger to America as he went out the door. They passed the 2 year unlimited money for the Quisling communist in the White House. The republicrats managed to roll over and play dead again.

  • Posted October 31, 2015

    Mark Cook

    Go Ted. Think about the budget they passed. Now what is the plan to et rid of Obamacare????? Count me among conservative Independents as far as campaign contributions go. A check is in the mail Ted. Plantation Mark

  • Posted October 31, 2015

    Cheryl

    We will be praying for all of you. The voter fraud and the intimidation from the top has helped Hillary get away with SO much starting when her husband was President. If Paul Ryan shows even a little bit of backbone, what a VAST improvement and shock that would be! We’re hoping this happens and glad to hear about the new vote in a year. We didn’t know that.

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