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OffbeatU.S. House Democrats nominate Pelosi to be next speaker

21:55  28 november  2018
21:55  28 november  2018 Source:   reuters.com

Sixteen dissident Democrats release letter opposing Rep. Nancy Pelosi’s bid for House speaker

Sixteen dissident Democrats release letter opposing Rep. Nancy Pelosi’s bid for House speaker The group has argued that Democrats need new leadership as the party is poised to control the House in January. 

House Democrats nominated Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to be the next House speaker on Wednesday, giving the longtime party leader a vote of confidence amid rebellion from some members of the caucus. She still needs to win a majority in a roll call vote on the House floor on Jan.

Nancy Pelosi , a mainstay of American politics for nearly two decades, on Wednesday was nominated by her fellow Democrats to again be the speaker of the U . S . House of Representatives as she maneuvered to squelch a small group demanding younger leadership.

U.S. House Democrats nominate Pelosi to be next speaker © J. Scott Applewhite House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi of California headed into the Democratic Caucus leadership elections unopposed. WASHINGTON - U.S. House of Representatives Democrats voted on Wednesday to nominate Nancy Pelosi to be the next speaker of the chamber.

Pelosi, 78, who held the speakership from January 2007 to January 2011 and currently is House Democratic leader, still must be formally elected in early January in a vote by the entire House. A small group of Democrats have been maneuvering to deny her a victory in that vote.

Democrats' wins in this month's congressional elections gave them a majority in the House over Republicans, who maintained their majority in the Senate.

Reporting by Richard Cowan Editing by Bill Trott

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