Ryan, 45, defeated Florida Congressman Daniel Webster yesterday in a closed-door election of the House Republican Conference.
He would replace John Bohner as the Speaker today when the full House is expected to ratify him to this top Congressional position.
"The selection of Paul Ryan as our next Speaker marks an important step toward unifying our Conference," House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said.
"I know firsthand the energy and determination that he brings to every endeavor he takes on. He has worked tirelessly to help build our majority, shape our principles, and articulate our vision," McCarthy said.
He was first elected to the US House of Representatives in 1999. He has been in the Congress for 17 years now, during which he has held several top positions in the Congress.
Ryan was the running mate of the Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney in 2012. In 2008 he voted in favor of the India US Civil Nuclear deal.

He visited India in 2006 as part of a Congressional delegation led by the then Speaker of House of Representative. He termed the trip as an 'eye opener'. He had also termed India as a rising democratic power in the world.


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