Nancy Pelosi Announces Run For Reelection In 2022




  • In Politics
  • 2022-01-25 23:56:18Z
  • By HuffPost
 

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) announced her bid for reelection in the 2022 midterms.

"While we have made progress, much more needs to be done to improve people's lives," Pelosi said in a post on Twitter. "This election is crucial: nothing less is at stake than our Democracy."

Pelosi, 81, who has been in Congress for over three decades, did not announce a run for speaker. The California Democrat previously indicated that this current term would be her last time in the leadership post.

The midterms may prove to be a challenge for Democrats to hold their majority in the House, where they only outnumber Republicans by a relatively slim margin of 222-212.

During Pelosi's latest term as speaker, the House has passed significant legislation, such as providing stimulus checks and other aid to U.S. households during the coronavirus pandemic.

In the past year, the Democrat-led House has advanced key parts of President Joe Biden's agenda, including passing a massive infrastructure package.

However, the Build Back Better package, which includes climate and social safety net protections, as well as voting rights legislation have been stalled by Republicans in the Senate, as well as by centrist Democrats unwilling to reform the filibuster.

This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.

Related...

  • House Reelects Nancy Pelosi As Speaker

  • Progressive Democrats Stare Down Moderates In Battle Over Biden Agenda

  • Pelosi Announces Liz Cheney Will Serve On Jan. 6 Committee

COMMENTS

More Related News

'A bad day for ... hope': Another school shooting. More dead kids. Why gun control advocates see no end in sight

Past mass shootings at Virginia Tech, Sandy Hook and Parkland High School all sparked hopes gun control laws would be coming, but bills got blocked.

Biden signs police order on second anniversary of George Floyd
Biden signs police order on second anniversary of George Floyd's death

U.S. President Joe Biden sought to reform federal and local policing with a broad executive order on Wednesday, the second anniversary of the death of George...

Biden signs police reform executive order on anniversary of George Floyd
Biden signs police reform executive order on anniversary of George Floyd's death

President Joe Biden signed an executive order Wednesday aimed at reforming policing practices on the second anniversary of the death of George Floyd.

A decade of congressional inaction on gun control
A decade of congressional inaction on gun control

Democrats in Congress are trying, again, to pass legislation to expand background checks for gun buyers in the wake of the shooting at an elementary school...

U.S. FAA vows
U.S. FAA vows 'immediate action' after Capitol security scare

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) told Congress it has taken "immediate action" to ensure U.S. Capitol Police are aware of...

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked with *

Cancel reply

Comments

Top News: Politics