Nancy Pelosi set to become speaker of the House

Nancy Pelosi Claims Democrats Nomination To Be US House Speaker

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She's not quite there.

Once there is a resolution, the caucus will likely announce the winner's tally publicly, revealing Pelosi's level of support from within the caucus.

'Are there dissenters? Yes, ' the California Democrat told reporters as the ballots were being counted.

Hayes, as late as August, said she probably would not support Pelosi in her bid for House Speaker.

A robust resistance movement has demanded a new generation of leadership following a strong showing in this month's midterm elections, when Democrats snatched the House majority from President Donald Trump's Republicans. It instead supports allowing bipartisan measures to have a chance of being debated and voted upon.

"The people of the 39th District made it clear, however, that they want to see real change in Washington, and I intend to follow through on my commitment to support new leadership", Cisneros said in a statement. Seth Moulton of Massachusetts, Tim Ryan of OH and Kathleen Rice of NY met with Pelosi before the vote.

Pelosi's opponents had pledged to usher in a new era for Democrats.

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"She's battle tested and no one else has demonstrated that they can do what she can do", Democratic strategist Doug Thornell said.

"There has to be some succession plan", Rice said. They want Pelosi, now the House Democratic leader, to back reforms in how the House operates. It's also possible that some of the people who voted against her on Wednesday could support her later on the floor. If too many vote against Pelosi before the full House, Republicans could grab control of the speaker's gavel. Further, those positions do not require 218 floor votes to secure their positions, making the likelihood of a win that much stronger.

'She's making a lot of headway, ' said Rep. Joyce Beatty of OH, an ally. They say there are plenty of Democrats on the bench who could step up to the job.

Leah Greenberg, a co-founder of the progressive grassroots group Indivisible, said opposition to Pelosi was coming from a small group of moderates "who are to the right of the party". And a handful of Democratic lawmakers are still vowing to vote against her speakership.

Other Democratic members of Congress, including Reps.

"Well, I think you heard and saw what took place", she replied. Families desperate to obtain health care for their families.

Pelosi's ability to stand unopposed Wednesday showed the staying power of her brand of machine politics.

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Ms Pelosi was the first woman to be speaker when Democrats had the House majority from 2007 to 2011.

The ongoing rebellion against Pelosi - of which another MA delegation member, Representative Seth Moulton, is a leader - has revealed frustration in the caucus about how long Pelosi, 78, and her top two deputies have held on to power.

"The reality is there is no alternative", said Rep. Brian Higgins, D-N.Y., who had signed on opposing her but reversed course.

Reps. Steny Hoyer and James Clyburn, the current No. 2 and No 3.

In their first leadership vote, House Democrats selected New York's Hakeem Jeffries over California's Barbara Lee for caucus chair, the No. 5 position.

Between now and January, those who oppose Pelosi will face internal pressure to reconsider their options.

Democrats will be in the majority come January.

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"She's making a lot of headway", said Rep. Joyce Beatty of OH, an ally. "But in the end, it's up to them to build an operation and go for it", Thornell said.

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