Yesterday, Congress made history.  For the first time the House of Representatives elected a woman Speaker of The House.  I proudly cast my vote for Nancy Pelosi in honor of my grandchildren.  They will grow up in a world of endless possibilities for women.

I am excited to begin working with Speaker Pelosi.  With her help, we will pass meaningful legislation that will improve the everyday lives of Americans.  Under her leadership, the House will increase the minimum wage for the first time in ten years.  We will cut student loan interest rates and negotiate for lower drug prices for our seniors.

This is an exciting and historical time and I am proud to have Nancy Pelosi as the first female Speaker of the House.