Nancy Pelosi Seeks Two More Years as Speaker

She penned a formal request letter to her colleagues.

Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi of California, age 80, intends to stay in the speaker’s chair during the 117th Congress according to letters sent to her colleagues Friday morning. She has served as her party’s leader since 2002, and most of her colleagues in the House have never known anyone else running their caucus, making her possibly the most powerful woman in Washington.

She wrote, “Our vision for the next two years must be built on the success of the Democratic House Majority in the 116th Congress, and to harness the extraordinary visions, values, and vibrancy of our Caucus to secure the progress that the American people deserve.

“In that spirit, I am writing to request your support to be re-elected as Speaker. I do so with utmost respect for the diverse viewpoints in our Democratic Caucus, the gravity of this role, the urgency of the challenges ahead. I also do so with the great joy and appreciation to so many of you who have already offered your support.”

Her caucus will formally begin selecting their leaders on November 18. No challenger for the position is expected to emerge.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the members of the Speaker’s caucus as they begin work on their leadership in the House of Representatives.
  • For Speaker Pelosi as she and others begin working on their legislative vision for the next Congress.
  • For the nation as the political culture of America shifts.

Sources: Politico, Newsweek


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