As Pelosi Bows Out, New Congressional Leadership Teams Start to Take Shape

November 18, 2022

With Republicans set to take control of the House, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) announced on the House floor Thursday that she will not seek a caucus leadership role in the next Congress. Her likely successor as Democratic Leader is Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.), but the caucus hasn’t voted yet.

Current House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) is heavily favored to become House Speaker. But with a narrow majority, he cannot afford to lose many votes when the House will officially elect Speaker Jan. 3.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) will keep his position. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) won his conference’s vote to continue in that role, easily beating back a challenge from Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.).

File photo of Rep. Jeffries by Army Corps of Engineers’ Edward Loomis

November 18, 2022

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