Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders has praised House Republicans for stripping the Iowa lawmaker of his committee assignments.
The announcement quells a revolt among House Democrats and all but ensures that the former speaker will be elected to the post again.
President Obama flew to Rep. Dennis Kucinich's neck of the woods Monday to rally support for his health care reform package. Kucinich, who has said he would oppose the bill, flew with the president. House Majority Whip James Clyburn said Sunday that Obama didn't yet have enough votes in his chamber.