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House Clerk Cheryl Johnson receives a standing ovation in the House chamber on Thursday, the third day of speaker elections. Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images hide caption

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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., speaks with Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y., during a news conference with House Democrats about the Build Back Better legislation, outside of the Capitol in 2021. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder was arrested on Tuesday morning, hours ahead of a planned announcement of a $60 million bribe investigation by federal prosecutors. Householder is seen here in March 2019. Paul Vernon/AP hide caption

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Then-House Speaker Newt Gingrich holds the Congressional Compliance Bill, which was the first bill passed by the 104th Congress after the "Republican Revolution" of 1994. Then-Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole of Kansas is at right. Denis Paquin/AP hide caption

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House Speaker Paul Ryan told GOP members Monday he will no longer defend Donald Trump and is instead focusing on keeping the House in Republican hands. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert arrives for sentencing on April 27, 2016, in Chicago. Zbigniew Bzdak/Chicago Tribune/TNS via Getty Images hide caption

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In Aftermath Of Hastert Case, States Push To Change Reporting Of Child Sex Abuse

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Rep. Paul Ryan, R- Wis., at a news conference following a meeting of House Republicans on Tuesday night. Ryan says he will run for House speaker if the disparate GOP factions can get behind him. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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Rep. Paul Ryan told GOP lawmakers that he will run for speaker, but only if they embrace him by week's end as their consensus candidate, an ambitious bid to impose unity on a disordered and divided Republican conference. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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