Speaker Nancy Pelosi Wins Reelection Bid to Lead Democrats in US House—80-years-old Nancy Pelosi has on Wednesday being re-elected by US Democratic lawmakers to lead the party into the Joe Biden era.
She will be presiding over their narrow House majority as the most powerful person in Congress having defeated Steny Hoyer and James Clyburn to retain her position as leader, one she has held since 2003.
WASHINGTON, DC – NOVEMBER 06: Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) talks to reporters during her weekly news conference in the House Visitors Center at the U.S. Capitol on November 6, 2020 in Washington, DC. The 2020 presidential race between incumbent U.S. President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden is still too close to call with outstanding ballots in a number of states including Georgia. (Photo by Al Drago/Getty Images)
“Congratulations to @SpeakerPelosi, once again elected by House Democrats to be our fearless leader and nominee for Speaker of the House for the 117th Congress!” the Democratic caucus tweeted.
A formal House floor vote for the speakership occurs in January after the new congressional session begins, and shortly before Biden takes office as the 46th US.