Nancy Pelosi was re-elected as Democratic leader of the House of Representatives
According to CNN, on the 18th, after a remote video election, Democrats in the US
House of Representatives re-elected Nancy Pelosi as the leader of the Democratic Party.
U.S. House Democrats nominate Pelosi as the new Speaker of the House of Representatives
Washington, November 18 Democrats in the US House of Representatives nominated the current Speaker of the House of Representatives Pelosi as the new Speaker of the House of Representatives on the 18th local time.
The Democratic House of Representatives voted online on the same day to nominate Pelosi to continue to serve as the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the current House Majority Leader Hoyer continues to serve as the majority leader, and the current House Majority Whip Clayburn continues to serve as the party whip.
Pelosi issued a statement after the vote, saying that the next focus of work is to build “justice” in the economy, public health, and police systems.
Pelosi, 80, served as Speaker of the House of Representatives from 2007 to 2011 and 2018 to the present, and is the only female Speaker of the House in American history.
Hoyer said at a press conference that day that he was honored to be re-elected as the majority leader of the House of Representatives. He looks forward to the new Congress, but the current focus is still on the current Congress.
“The American people need Congress to act immediately.” He hopes that Congress can reach an agreement on a new round of economic stimulus plan against the pandemic before December 11.
According to regulations, elections to the House of Representatives are held every two years. In this year’s election, according to estimates by the US media, the Democratic Party has won 220 seats, more than half of the 435 seats, and has retained the majority party status in the House of Representatives. The Republican Party has won 204 seats. At present, the ownership of 11 seats is still unclear.
When the new Congress takes office in January 2021, all members of the House of Representatives formally elect the Speaker of the House of Representatives, and those who obtain more than half of the votes can be elected. The majority leader and party whip will take office directly.