Democrat Nancy Pelosi, the associate of the elected President of the United States Joe Biden, was re-elected Speaker of the House of Representatives at the first meeting of the new Congress.
It is reported by the Voice of America.
216 legislators voted for her candidacy, 209 against.
Addressing her fellow party members, Pelosi noted that the new composition of the Congress will begin work during the period of the coronavirus epidemic and the economic crisis.
вЂњIn taking the oath, today we are taking on a responsibility that is great and demanding as that of previous generations of leaders,вЂќ she said.
As the newspaper notes, the new composition of Congress will have to work in conditions of uncertainty. For example, it is still unclear which party will control the Senate, the majority of Democrats in the House of Representatives has shrunk, and Republicans plan to protest against the usually routine procedure for recognizing the results of the presidential election.