Nancy Pelosi was reelected as House Speaker for the fourth time on Sunday in the 117th United States Congress.
Pelosi won 216 votes to secure the speakership. Five Democrats either voted for someone else or voted present. Every Republican voted for Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy.
“As we are sworn in today, we accept a responsibility as daunting and demanding as any that previous generations of leadership have faced. We begin the new Congress during a time of extraordinary difficulty,” Pelosi said in a speech after accepting the gavel. “Our most urgent priority will continue to be defeating the coronavirus. And defeat it, we will.”
Pelosi is the first woman to ever be elected Speaker of the House.
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