What Does The Speaker Of The House Do?

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The Speaker of the House holds a lot of power and is second in line of presidential succession. So, what exactly does the House speaker do?

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John Boehner’s resignation sparks succession fight
http://www.cnn.com/2015/09/25/politics/boehner-resigns-house-speaker-leadership-battle/
“John Boehner’s sudden resignation is launching an unexpected leadership battle in Congress that may be a turning point for Republicans, likely pitting the establishment wing against tea party conservatives.”

Nancy Pelosi On The ‘Awesome Power’ Of The House Speakership
http://www.npr.org/sections/itsallpolitics/2015/10/04/445273967/nancy-pelosi-on-the-awesome-power-of-the-house-speakership
“The news of John Boehner’s resignation as Speaker of the House has many wondering what comes next in such a deeply divided Congress.”

Committee on Rules
https://rules.house.gov/

GOP Senator Wants Dick Cheney To Be Speaker Of The House
http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/cotton-cheney-house-speaker
“Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR), an Iraq war veteran and a hawk on foreign policy, endorsed Cheney as Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), the current top contender to replace Speaker John Boehner (R-OH),continues to show reluctance at the idea of running.”

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