WASHINGTON | House elects Pelosi speaker as diverse new Congress begins
WASHINGTON —Jan 03, 2019 — The 116th Congress gaveled into session Thursday swathed in history, returning Nancy Pelosi to the House speaker’s office and ushering in a diverse class of Democratic freshmen ready to confront President Donald Trump in a new era of divided government.
Pelosi was elected speaker 220-192, with 15 Democrats rejecting her. She vowed, in prepared remarks, “to restore integrity to government so that people can have confidence that government works for the public interest, not the special interests.”
The new Congress is like none other.