Barras elected new Louisiana House Speaker
Posted on 1/11/2016 11:51:00 AM.
Louisiana's new Speaker of the House is Republican New Iberia Representative Taylor Barras.  Barras defeated Governor John Bel Edwards' candidate New Orleans Democrat Walt Leger in a runoff.  
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Competition in race for Louisiana's Speaker of the House heating up
Posted on 12/7/2015 9:18:00 AM.

Michelle Southern reporting. It looks as though a stiff competition is brewing in the race to be Louisiana's next Speaker of the House. Governor-elect John Bel Edwards is backing New Orleans Democratic Representative Walt Leger. Conservatives are working to drum up support for Republican Representative Cameron Henry of Metairie to lead the lower chamber.

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State congressmen speak about House Speaker John Boehner's resignation
Posted on 9/25/2015 12:37:00 PM.
Ohio Republican Congressman John Boehner has announced he will step down as Speaker of the House. The decision reportedly came after intense pressure from conservative Republicans for him to take a harder line on their causes.  
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