Speaker again, Pelosi sees 'new dawn' for 116th Congress


January 4, 2019

Glen Stubbe – Star Tribune

Democratic members and guests cheered for Nancy Pelosi as she was introduced as a choice for House Speaker.

WASHINGTON - Cheering Democrats returned Nancy Pelosi to the House speaker's post Thursday as the 116th Congress ushered in a historically diverse freshman class eager to confront President Donald Trump in a new era of divided government.

Pelosi, elected speaker 220-192, took the gavel saying U.S. voters "demanded a new dawn" in the November election that swept the Democrats to a House majority and are looking to "the beauty of our Constitution" to provide checks and balances on power. She faced 15 dissenting votes from fellow Democrats.



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