House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is poised to retake the gavel as early as Thursday; sweeping the Democratic Party back to power as liberal legislators vote on key leadership positions throughout the week.
“As the Congress gavels in for the 116th session the early votes will be the usual ones — establishing the House rules and electing the House speaker, presumably California Democrat Nancy Pelosi,” writes the Associated Press.
“Our first order of business will be to end the reckless Trump shutdown and reopen the government,” said Rep. Hakeem Jeffries of New York; adding “we will turn our attention to bringing our democracy to life and returning our government to the people.”
Pelosi’s likely leadership comes after a fierce battle with ‘Never Nancy’ Democrats; eventually agreeing to potential term limits for pivotal positions to end their planned revolt.
Read the full report at the Associated Press.