Rep. Mike Johnson is now the Speaker-Designate after receiving 128 votes on the third ballot. The Conference immediately held a vote to confirm that Republicans would vote for him on the floor, and there were no votes in opposition. There were, however, 19 Members absent this evening and three Members (Reps. Amodei, Hill, and Massie) who voted “present.”
Speaker-Designate Johnson indicated that he was prepared to go to the floor after the Conference appeared to unify around his candidacy. The current plan is to have a vote on the House floor at Noon tomorrow when the House convenes. We will keep you apprised of any developments.