Democrat Nancy Pelosi is heading the House of Representatives for the fourth time in the 117th U.S. Congress, which began its work on January 3. The session is being broadcast on the legislature’s website.
Pelosi, 80, won the support of most congressmen for her lack of serious opposition, defeating Republican Kevin McCarthy, 55. She has led Democrats in the lower house of Congress since 2003. She was Speaker from 2007-2011 and then from 2019.
In the November 2020 election, Democrats lost some seats but retained their majority in the House of Representatives.
On New Year’s Eve, vandals graffitied Nancy Pelosi’s home in San Francisco, doused her with fake blood and planted a pig’s head under her door. On her garage door they wrote “$2,000 (crossed out),” “Cancel Rent,” and “We Want Everything.”
The new U.S. Congress, elected in November, began work on Sunday, Jan. 3. The House of Representatives held its first session, and the Senate, whose control has not yet been determined, is also in session. A general session of Congress will be held on January 6. At it must approve the candidacy of President-elect Joe Biden.