WASHINGTON D.C., Oct, 29, 2015 (Xinhua) -- Outgoing speaker John Boehner (R) shakes hands with his successor Paul Ryan in the House Chamber on Capitol Hill, in Washington D.C., the United States, Oct. 29, 2015. John Boehner retired from Congress after nearly five years in the role of House Speaker. Republican Paul Ryan of Wisconsin on Thursday became the 62nd speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives.

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WASHINGTON D.C., Oct, 29, 2015 (Xinhua) -- Outgoing speaker John Boehner gives a farewell speech in the House Chamber on Capitol Hill, in Washington D.C., the United States, Oct. 29, 2015.

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