Nancy Pelosi retook the gavel Thursday afternoon during a swearing-in ceremony at the United States Capitol; becoming Speaker of the House weeks after the Democratic Party swept into power following the 2016 midterm elections.
“The 116th Congress convened Thursday afternoon, ushering in a Democratic majority in the House with newly elected progressive firebrands like New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and subpoena-empowered committee chairmen preparing to investigate the Trump administration,” writes Fox News.
As the House of Representatives opens the 116th Congress today in Washington, it will hold the election for the 63rd Speaker of the House.
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— Nancy Pelosi (@NancyPelosi) January 3, 2019
With Pelosi at the helm, Democrats are prepared to launch a series of massive government expansion programs; including Medicare for All, free college tuition, a ‘Green New Deal,’ and more.