Politically Perplexed: Who is the Speaker of the House of Representatives?

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Politically Perplexed: Who is the Speaker of the House of Representatives?

A student attempts to guess at who the current Speaker of the House of Representatives is.

A student attempts to guess at who the current Speaker of the House of Representatives is.

A student attempts to guess at who the current Speaker of the House of Representatives is.

A student attempts to guess at who the current Speaker of the House of Representatives is.

Mihir Patil

When El Estoque asked students who the Speaker of the House of Representatives was, they came up with a variety of creative responses. Out of 100 responders, only 6 knew that the Speaker of the House was John Boehner, a Republican from Ohio.

The Speaker of the House serves as the leader of the majority party in the House of Representatives and is responsible for keeping the House in order, running daily meetings and assigning committee member and chairmanships.

Boehner succeeded Nancy Pelosi, a Democrat from California, as Speaker of the House after the GOP won the majority among the representatives in 2010.


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