House Republicans have unanimously re-elected Rep. Paul Ryan to be speaker of the House.
Ryan's post as the top ranking member of Congress was being contested as recently as ten days ago, but after Donald Trump won the presidency, Republicans united behind him.
Rep. Chris Collins of New York, who was the first House member to back Trump for president, gave one of the nominating speeches on Ryan's behalf in the closed-door session of GOP members Tuesday afternoon.
Trump and Ryan were not particularly close during the election. Just before Election Day, members openly questioned Ryan's effectiveness in the role of speaker, but they emerged from a meeting Monday supporting the Wisconsin Republican, saying he would face no challengers for the post.
One of those members who had initial misgivings about supporting Ryan was Rep. Mark Meadows of North Carolina, a member of the conservative Freedom Caucus. He had threatened a challenge to Ryan just days before the election, but had a different opinion when Congress returned to Washington this week.
"To suggest that President-elect Trump's victory didn't weigh as a factor in terms of the speaker's race would be disingenuous to suggest otherwise," Meadows said.
Meadows said he likes the path Ryan is pushing forward, including the repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.