U.S. House re-elects Republican John Boehner as speaker

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A statue of George Washington is seen under the Rotunda of the Capitol on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015, which is partially covered by a billowy, protective canvas to catch any debris during a long-term repair project to fix cracks, leaks and corrosion in the cast-iron dome during renovations, Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015, on the start of the 114th Congress. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

The 114th Congress

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday re-elected Republican John Boehner to serve a third term as Speaker of the chamber.

Boehner won another two-year term as Republicans enjoy a stronger House majority and take control of the Senate as a result of November elections.

House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi was Boehner's main challenger for the top job of Speaker, but a handful of conservative Republicans voted for other candidates, leaving the outcome unclear until all votes were tallied.

(Reporting By David Lawder and Richard Cowan; Editing by Doina Chiacu)