US House of Representatives Re-Elects Nancy Pelosi as Speaker

Earlier within the day, the 117th Congress convened to swear in new congressional members. Democrats have remained in management of the House of Representatives, however it is going to be the 5 January runoff election in Georgia that decides the destiny of the Senate.

On Sunday, the opening day of the 117th US Congress, the House of Representatives voted for Nancy Pelosi to stay the Speaker for a brand new two-year time period, with 216 members handing their votes to Pelosi and 208 supporting McCarthy.

2 votes went for different candidates, amongst whom had been House Democratic Caucus Chair Hakeem Jeffries and Senator Tammy Duckworth. 3 Representatives voted current.

Pelosi was nominated for Speaker by Jeffries as she had been anticipated to retain her place. Democrats have retained management of the House of Representatives, with a 222-211 edge over Republicans.

​Kevin McCarthy, nominated for the place by House Republican Liz Cheney, was deemed to once more grow to be the Minority Leader.

The vote for Speaker of the House occurred shortly after the 117th Congress convened in Washington DC for the primary time within the new yr, swearing in new congressional members. While the House of Representatives stays Democrat-controlled, the destiny of the Senate will grow to be clear after a hotly-contested 5 January election runoff within the state of Georgia.

Congress can also be scheduled to fulfill for the 6 January joint session, to certify the Electoral College outcomes of the presidential election, which noticed Joe Biden win the White House – an end result {that a} handful of Republican Senators have voiced their intention to object. Their possibilities of success, nonetheless, are estimated by most political observers to be extraordinarily low.


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