Speaker of the US House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi has informed her colleagues she wants another term of office.
She made this known in a letter to Democratic party lawmakers, saying -“Our vision for the next two years must be built on the success of [the] Democratic House Majority in the 116th Congress, and to harness the extraordinary visions, values and vibrancy of our Caucus to secure the progress that the American people deserve,” in the letter..
She said further that- “In that spirit, I am writing to request your support to be re-elected as Speaker.”
Democrats were able to retain control of the House following Tuesday’s vote, they did not expand their majority like the Speaker had expected prior to the election. In fact, Republicans were able to win at least five seats in the House by Friday with several still on the line.
During a conference call Thursday with House Democrats, she encouraged optimism from her colleagues.
“This has been a life-or-death fight for the very fate of our democracy. We did not win every battle, but we did win the war,” she said, adding- “You hold your head up high. We helped Joe Biden get that mandate.”
In the letter, Pelosi also promised that Democrats would enact a science-based plan to “defeat” the coronavirus, as well as use its majority to improve health care and voting rights, make the economy “fairer” and fight corruption in government.
“Ours will be a government that fights for the people’s interests, not special interests- championing progress for seniors, veterans, immigrants, LGBTQ Americans, women, young people and front-line communities,” she wrote.