Nancy Pelosi retakes the gavel as the newly elected Speaker of the House

Rep. Nancy Pelosi reclaimed the speakership of the House of Representatives on opening day of the 116th Congress. This is the second time Pelosi has held this role and she will be leading the most diverse Congress in U.S. history.
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Rep. Nancy Pelosi reclaimed the speakership of the House of Representatives on opening day of the 116th Congress. This is the second time Pelosi has held this role and she will be leading the most diverse Congress in U.S. history.

Brian Murphy covers North Carolina’s congressional delegation and state issues from Washington, D.C., for The News & Observer, The Charlotte Observer and The Herald-Sun. He grew up in Cary and graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill. He previously worked for news organizations in Georgia, Idaho and Virginia. Reach him at 202.383.6089 or bmurphy@mcclatchydc.com.