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Joe Biden congratulates Nancy Pelosi on speaker nomination for another term

President-elect Joe Biden congratulates Nancy Pelosi for her nomination to serve as House speaker for another term

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Nancy Pelosi. Photo: Bloomberg
Nancy Pelosi. Photo: Bloomberg

President-elect congratulates for her nomination to serve as House speaker for another term.

Biden's transition team says the incoming president and Pelosi spoke on Wednesday following House Democrats' vote.

Biden told the speaker that he looks forward to working with her and Democratic leadership in the House on a shared agenda to get COVID-19 under control and build our economy back better.

Pelosi will serve as Biden's most powerful ally on Capitol Hill over the next two years.

The California Democrat was nominated by acclamation as the party's lawmakers used a pandemic-induced virtual meeting to pick their leaders. Pelosi seemed to suggest the next two years would be her last in the leadership post.

All House members will vote on the speaker when the new Congress convenes in early January, but Democrats hold the majority, and Pelosi could win even without any Republican votes.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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First Published: Thu, November 19 2020. 06:41 IST