Jim Marwood
Speaker of the United States House of Representatives
In office
January 3, 2015–???
Member of the
U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana

Jim Marwood is an American politician who served as Speaker of the United States House of Representatives starting in January 2015 in the 114th Congress. He is a member of the opposition party.

Background[edit | edit source]

Personal[edit | edit source]

Marwood represents the state of Indiana in the House of Representatives. He has two sons.

Political tenure[edit | edit source]

Speaker of the House of Representatives[edit | edit source]

In the 2014 midterm elections, the opposition party won a majority in the House of Representatives. Marwood became the Speaker of the House in January 2015.

In January 2015, at a dinner held by the Vic Allen Foundation, Marwood was in attendance as well as Vice President Selina Meyer, who was advised by Kent Davison to scrap a comical song at the risk of it being offensive towards Marwood.

After the government shut down after Meyer and House Majority Leader Mary King's budget negotiations, Marwood refused to make any negotiations with Meyer to end the shutdown.

The opposition party continued to hold on to the House of Representatives following the 2016 congressional elections, albeit by a narrow margin.

Marwood presided over the 2017 House of Representatives presidential vote held on January 3, 2017. The vote did not produce a winner between 2016 presidential candidates Meyer and Bill O'Brien. Marwood controversially refused to schedule another vote in the House of Representatives, allowing vice president-elect Laura Montez to assume the presidency.

Marwood and House Minority Leader Roger Furlong reached a deal in July 2018 to prevent a government shutdown. However, a group of congresspeople known as the Jeffersons refused to support the bill. This led to a government shutdown on July 13. The shutdown continued into early August.

Marwood's tenure as House Speaker continued as the opposition party once again maintained congressional control after the 2018 midterm elections.

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Political Offices
Preceded by
Speaker of the United States House of Representatives
Succeeded by
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