Statement by the Speaker-Designate

Dec 12, 2018
Press Release

Contact: Ashley Etienne/Henry Connelly, 202-226-7616

Washington, D.C. – Speaker-designate Nancy Pelosi released the following statement this evening:
 
“House Democrats won a decisive victory in November, winning a historic majority of at least 40 seats by nearly 10 million votes. 
 
“Over the summer, I made it clear that I see myself as a bridge to the next generation of leaders, a recognition of my continuing responsibility to mentor and advance new Members into positions of power and responsibility in the House Democratic Caucus.
 
“For some time, there have been a number of conversations to advance a proposal to institute term limits for senior leadership positions in our Caucus.  This proposal, which was developed by Members who care about the institution of the House of Representatives, would provide that Members in senior leadership positions can serve 3 terms with an additional term with two-thirds support of the Caucus.  It would include the two terms of the Democratic Majority from 2007 to 2011.  
 
“It is my understanding that Caucus Chair Hakeem Jeffries and incoming Rules Committee Chair Jim McGovern plan to bring up this proposal for a discussion and a vote by February 15th.  I am comfortable with the proposal and it is my intention to abide by it whether it passes or not.” 

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