The House of Representatives elects the Speaker of the House on the first day of every new Congress.
Each party nominates a candidate, and whoever receives a simple majority of the votes is elected. The new Speaker is then sworn in by the Dean of the House, the chamber's longest-serving member.
The Constitution does not require that the Speaker be an elected House
Representative, though every Speaker so far has been an elected Member of the
While a speaker does not officially have to be an elected member of Congress,
this has never happened. The Speaker of the House is chosen every midterm ...
A Member of Congress is a U.S. Representative, who serves in the House of ...
immediately after the Speaker of the House has been elected and sworn in.
Although neither the Constitution nor its own rules require it, the House has
always chosen the Speaker from among its own members. Usually, the Speaker
is a ...
Article I, Section 2 of the Constitution states: "The House of Representatives shall
chuse their Speaker and other Officers." The Speaker is elected by roll call vote ...
The Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, commonly ... The
U.S. Constitution authorizes the House to choose their Speaker, who is selected
Along with the title and duties, the Speaker of the House continues to serve as
the elected representative from his or her congressional district, and takes part in
The practice is customary, for it occurs before the House formally adopts its rules
of procedure for the legislative term. Until 1839, the House elected the Speaker ...
Oct 8, 2015 ... Kevin McCarthy dropped out of the race for Speaker for the House. Here's an
overview on how that position is selected.