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House Democrats elect Hakeem Jeffries as first Black leader in Congress
Story by Lauren Gambino in Washington

House Democrats on Wednesday elected the New York congressman Hakeem Jeffries as their new leader, making him the first Black American to lead a major political party in Congress after Nancy Pelosi, the current speaker, announced that she was stepping aside to pave the way for a new generation.

Jeffries, 52, will assume the role of minority leader when the new Congress is sworn in early next year, inheriting the position held for nearly two decades by Pelosi, a towering figure in Democratic politics who was the first woman speaker.

In a show of unity after losing the House but delivering a stronger-than-expected performance in the midterm elections, Democrats unanimously approved Jeffries and two other top leadership positions by acclamation.

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Posted By: Deacon Ron Gray
Wednesday, November 30th 2022 at 5:51PM
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Congratulations New York congressman Hakeem Jeffries as the new leader, making you Brother Jeffries, the first Black American to lead a major political party in Congress history.


Wednesday, November 30th 2022 at 6:04PM
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