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The Democratic Caucus re-elected Nancy Pelosi to be its minority leader on Thursday, continuing the Californian’s long reign as the top Democrat in the House.
Reps. Nita M. Lowey, D-N.Y., and Marcy Kaptur, D-Ohio, are waging a closely fought race for the ranking member slot on the Appropriations Committee.
The last piece of the Democratic leadership puzzle is now in place, with California Rep. Barbara Lee dropping her bid for caucus vice chairman, paving the way for a now unchallenged New York Rep. Joseph Crowley.
When Speaker John A. Boehner told a reporter after this month’s elections that “Obamacare is the law of the land,” Rep. Tom Price said he felt “the same dread I had as when I was in the Supreme Court when Chief Justice Roberts read his ruling” upholding the law.
The House Democratic leadership mold continues to harden, as Reps. Chris Van Hollen of Maryland and Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida are expected to remain in their current positions, which are effectively out of the upper echelon of caucus leadership ranks.
The story hit at 10:40 p.m. the night before House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi was expected to make a major announcement.
Following his surprising admission in the days after the Nov. 6 election that President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul is the “law of the land,” Speaker John Boehner appears to be fleshing out the shift in his approach to the law in a Tuesday Cincinnati Enquirer op-ed.
Whether House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi wants to acknowledge it, progressives like Pelosi. They really like her.
Rep. John B. Larson says term limits on the Democratic Caucus chairman slot he held for four years are a “good thing” for the party to ensure new leaders come up the ranks.
Colorado Rep. Jared Polis is dropping his bid for Democratic caucus vice chairman and backing his chief rival, New York Rep. Joseph Crowley, Democratic sources said.
The New Democrat Coalition is hoping to turn its bolstered membership into a more important role in the 113th Congress.
Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi announced Wednesday she wants to stay on as the top House Democrat to ensure the continued advancement of the nation’s women, and she said the pleas of colleagues who wanted her to stay overcame the concerns of family to hang it up.
Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said she is staying on as the top House Democrat to ensure the continued advancement of the nation’s women, and she said the pleas of her colleagues who wanted her to stay overcame the concerns of family to hang it up.
Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi announced to her caucus she is staying on as the top House Democrat, sources in a Wednesday morning meeting said.
With only hours before Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is set to announce whether she will stay on as the top House Democrat, members are buzzing about the rarefied circle privy to her thinking.
Flanked by nearly 40 newly elected Democratic members-to-be, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi sidestepped questions about her future as leader of her party in the House Tuesday, showering praise on her campaign committee chairman and celebrating modest Election Day gains.
As lawmakers come back to Washington, D.C., for the first time since the elections, the Democratic leadership picture remains frozen in place as members wait for House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to announce her plans.
The Nov. 6 House elections provided fresh blood for the New Democrat Coalition and Congressional Hispanic Caucus, while the Blue Dog Coalition continued to dwindle and the Congressional Black Caucus held steady at 43 members.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is suggesting she will announce her plans on whether to run for another term as minority leader in a Democratic Caucus meeting scheduled for Wednesday morning.
In a letter emailed to Democratic Members, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi touted the Democratic gains in the House as a “success,” continuing her campaign to put a positive face on election results that left her party short of the majority.
The day after elections that were largely positive for the Democratic Party, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s future loomed over leadership races, as lawmakers waited for her to decide whether she will return for two more years at the helm of the House’s minority party.
As the disappointing election results were being tallied, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Steve Israel vowed to operatives at an election night party that Democrats would pick up seats in the House.
For two years, Democratic leaders have focused on winning the 25 seats necessary for their party to take back the House. But with analysts predicting disappointing results for the number of seats they will pick up in Tuesday’s elections, aides and party operatives are privately lowering expectations about the net gain.
Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi raised an eye-popping $12.9 million in October for House Democrats, a spokesman said.
Rep. Steve Israel (N.Y.) may or may not take on another term at the helm of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. If he steps down, Reps. Allyson Schwartz (Pa.) or Jared Polis (Colo.) are possible replacements.