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Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez takes a selfie with Rep. Ann McLane Kuster and Rep. Barbara Lee on the first day of the 116th Congress at the Capitol on Jan. 3, 2019.
Update: The new Democratic-led House has begun voting on who will serve as the next speaker. Rep. Nancy Pelosi of California is expected to win, retaking a post she held for four years until January 2011. She has been serving as minority leader ever since.
Pelosi all but ensured her election by agreeing to limit her tenure to no more than four years in the chamber’s top spot.
Some Democrats have been calling for new leadership in the caucus.
There are 235 Democrats in the House and 199 Republicans, with one vacancy.
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