Ryan was backed by the vast majority of the conference in the secret ballot election, receiving 200 votes, according to an official readout of the results. Forty-three members voted for Rep. Daniel Webster, a Florida Republican whose supporters think Ryan is too enmeshed in the establishment, while Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., and Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., each received a single vote.
Standing alongside GOP leaders after the meeting, Ryan gave a brief statement to reporters and took no questions.
"This begins a new day in the House of Representatives. ... Tomorrow, we are going to turn the page," he said. "We are going to move forward, we are going to unify."