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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Speaker_of_the_United_States_House_of_Representatives"The House of Representatives shall choose their speaker and other officers..." In practice, this amounts to the speaker's election from the sitting house members. The speaker is thus almost always elected along strictly partisan lines, and is thus a member of the House's majority party. (The Speaker need not, by the Constitutional provision stated above, be a member of the House, but to date has always been one). A Representative who does not vote for his or her party's leader as Speaker may be deprived of committee assignments. Once elected, a Speaker is sworn in by the Dean of the House.
Sounds good.loseyourname said:When you take US Government your senior year, you should be made to memorize the constitution.