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Congressman Alex X. Mooney (WV-2) Statement on Voting for Rep. Daniel Webster for Speaker of the House in Republican Conference Today

WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, Congressman Alex X. Mooney released the following statement of support for Congressman Daniel Webster for Speaker of the House in Republican Conference.

“Today, I voted for Congressman Daniel Webster of Florida at the Republican Conference nomination meeting. As I stated in my October 8th press release, we need a Speaker who will forcefully assert our authority in the U.S. House of Representatives and fight President Obama’s many abuses of his executive power,” said Rep. Mooney.

Congressman Paul Ryan won the Republican nomination with 200 votes, Congressman Daniel Webster received 43 votes, Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn received 1 vote, and Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy received 1 vote.

The vote on the full House floor for the next Speaker of the House of Representatives will be held tomorrow, October 29, 2015.

Alex X. Mooney represents West Virginia’s Second Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. He is a member of the Budget and Natural Resources Committees.