It’s a huge day in the House, with Rep. Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiBiden touts 'progress' during 'candid' meetings on .5T plan Manchin: Biden told moderates to pitch price tag for reconciliation bill On The Money — Democrats rush to finish off infrastructure MORE (D-Calif.) being elected to a second stint as Speaker and Democrats ready to take control of the body and pass legislation that would end the shutdown.
The day began with the Speaker’s vote and will also include the swearing in of new members.
Votes on the legislation to end the shutdown will come later. The bills have been rejected by President TrumpDonald TrumpUkraine's president compares UN to 'a retired superhero' Collins to endorse LePage in Maine governor comeback bid Heller won't say if Biden won election MORE and the Senate, which remains in GOP hands.
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Pelosi sworn in as House Speaker
Pelosi took her oath and was sworn in as the new Speaker of the House after inviting her grandchildren and all the other children in the audience to join her at the front of the chamber.
The oath was administered by the dean of the House, Rep. Don YoungDonald (Don) Edwin YoungRepublicans are the 21st-century Know-Nothing Party OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Biden suspends Arctic oil leases issued under Trump | Experts warn US needs to better prepare for hurricane season | Progressives set sights on Civilian Climate Corps Overnight Energy: Biden admin backs Trump approval of major Alaska drilling project | Senate Republicans pitch 8 billion for infrastructure | EPA to revise Trump rule limiting state authority to block pipelines MORE (R-Alaska).
Pelosi then swore in the other members of the House.
House elects Pelosi to second Speakership
Pelosi won the Speaker’s gavel for the second time, marking a historic return to power for the nation’s first female Speaker and ushering in what Democrats promise will be a new era of oversight for Trump and his administration.
Pelosi won the Speakership in a 220-192 vote over Rep. Kevin McCarthyKevin McCarthyWoodward: Milley was 'setting in motion sensible precautions' with calls to China Thompson says he hopes Jan 6. committee can complete work by 'early spring' Juan Williams: Shame on the anti-mandate Republicans MORE (R-Calif.), the House minority leader.
Twelve Democrats voted against Pelosi, who worked to crush a Democratic insurgency that initially appeared to threaten her Speakership bid. Three Democrats voted "present."
Six Republicans voted against McCarthy.
Rep. Jim JordanJames (Jim) Daniel JordanAllies see rising prospect of Trump 2024 White House bid Republican leaders misjudged Jan. 6 committee Watchdog group seeks ethics probe over McCarthy's Jan. 6 comments MORE (R-Ohio) received five votes.
— Mike Lillis and Juliegrace Brufke
Incoming New Jersey rep is 15th protest vote against Pelosi
Incoming Rep. Jeff Van DrewJeff Van DrewRepublicans hit Biden over Afghanistan, with eye on midterms GOP lawmaker called on Biden to 'resign immediately' after 'botched withdrawal' from Afghanistan We can't let sand mining threaten storm-buffering, natural infrastructure MORE (D-N.J.) voted "present" after originally voting "no," to become the 15th Democratic protest vote against Pelosi as Speaker. Van Drew succeeds Republican Rep. Frank LoBiondoFrank Alo LoBiondoVan Drew-Kennedy race in NJ goes down to the wire Van Drew wins GOP primary in New Jersey Amy Kennedy wins NJ primary to face GOP's Van Drew MORE in Congress.
— Naomi Jagoda
Incoming Michigan, Virginia reps are 13th and 14th protest votes against Pelosi
Rep.-elect Elissa SlotkinElissa SlotkinWHIP LIST: How House Democrats say they'll vote on infrastructure bill The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Alibaba - House Democrats plagued by Biden agenda troubles Hoyer tells Israel removal of Iron Dome funding is 'technical postponement' MORE (D-Mich.) and Rep.-elect Abigail SpanbergerAbigail Davis SpanbergerKatie Hill launches effort to protect Democratic majority in House GOP ramps up pressure on vulnerable Democrats in spending fight Conservative group targets Spanberger, Luria in new ads ahead of reconciliation bill MORE (D-Va.) became the 13th and 14th Democratic members to vote against Pelosi.
Slotkin voted "present" and Spanberger became the fourth vote for Rep. Cheri BustosCheryl (Cheri) Lea BustosOvernight Energy & Environment — Presented by the American Petroleum Institute — A warning shot on Biden's .5T plan The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Biden continues to grapple with Afghanistan chaos Democrats fret over Trump-district retirements ahead of midterms MORE (D-Ill.), the incoming chairwoman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.
— Naomi Jagoda
Oregon rep, New Jersey rep become 11th and 12th Democratic votes against Pelosi
Rep. Kurt SchraderWalter (Kurt) Kurt SchraderWHIP LIST: How House Democrats say they'll vote on infrastructure bill GOP ramps up pressure on vulnerable Democrats in spending fight Drug companies on verge of sinking longtime Democratic priority MORE (D-Ore.) voted for Rep. Marcia FudgeMarcia FudgeBiden administration launches new national initiative to fight homelessness Sanders goes back to 2016 playbook to sell .5T budget Activists detail legal fight against HUD for Philadelphia housing MORE (D-Ohio) for Speaker. Fudge had contemplated a run for Speaker. Fudge cast a vote for Pelosi.
Rep.-elect Mikie SherrillRebecca (Mikie) Michelle SherrillKatie Hill launches effort to protect Democratic majority in House House panel approves B boost for defense budget Democrat unveils bill to allow only House members to serve as Speaker MORE (D-N.J.) became the third member to vote for Bustos.
— Cristina Marcos
New York rep becomes 10th Dem vote against Pelosi
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Rep.-elect Max RoseMax RoseMax Rose preparing for rematch with Nicole Malliotakis: report 'Blue wave' Democrats eye comebacks after losing reelection Overnight Defense: Austin takes helm at Pentagon | COVID-19 briefing part of Day 1 agenda | Outrage over images of National Guard troops in parking garage MORE (D-N.Y.) became the second vote for Sen. Tammy DuckworthLadda (Tammy) Tammy DuckworthDems punch back over GOP holdup of Biden SBA nominee Top Republican: General told senators he opposed Afghanistan withdrawal Democrats brace for battle on Biden's .5 trillion spending plan MORE (D-Ill.) to become Speaker.
— Cristina Marcos
Rice becomes ninth Dem vote against Pelosi
Rep. Kathleen RiceKathleen Maura RiceDrug companies on verge of sinking longtime Democratic priority Failed drug vote points to bigger challenges for Democrats Democrats brace for toughest stretch yet with Biden agenda MORE (D-N.Y.), a leader of the group of House Democrats who were hoping to oust Pelosi as speaker, voted for Stacey Abrams, who lost her competitive race for Georgia governor in November.
— Naomi Jagoda
Florida rep backs Jordan over McCarthy
Rep. Scott PerryScott Gordon PerryWatchdog group seeks ethics probe over McCarthy's Jan. 6 comments Jan. 6 panel seeks records of those involved in 'Stop the Steal' rally Jan. 6 panel to ask for preservation of phone records of GOP lawmakers who participated in Trump rally: report MORE (R-Pa.) became the fifth Republican vote against McCarthy for Speaker, casting his vote for Jordan.
— Melanie Zanona
Utah rep is eighth Democratic protest vote against Pelosi
Incoming Rep. Ben McAdams (D-Utah) cast his Speaker vote for Rep. Stephanie MurphyStephanie MurphyBiden employs flurry of meetings to unite warring factions House passes bill to prevent shutdown and suspend debt limit GOP ramps up pressure on vulnerable Democrats in spending fight MORE (D-Fla.), the leader of the moderate Blue Dog Coalition.
— Melanie Zanona
Massie votes Jordan to 'drain the swamp'
Rep. Thomas MassieThomas Harold MassieReps. Greene, Roy fined for not wearing masks on House floor Sixth House GOP lawmaker issued K metal detector fine Kentucky GOP lawmaker deletes tweet comparing vaccine mandates to Holocaust MORE (R-Ky.) became the third Republican to vote against McCarthy. Massie voted for Jordan, saying it was a vote to "drain the swamp."
— Melanie Zanona
Pennsylvania rep is seventh Pelosi protest vote
Rep. Conor Lamb (D-Pa.) voted for Rep. Joe KennedyJoseph (Joe) Patrick KennedySupreme Court confounding its partisan critics Warren says she'll run for reelection to Senate Five centrist Democrats oppose Pelosi for Speaker in tight vote MORE III (D-Mass.).
Kennedy was seen having a good laugh with the people sitting around him after Lamb's vote.
— Cristina Marcos
Wisconsin rep becomes sixth protest vote against Pelosi
Rep. Ron KindRonald (Ron) James KindWisconsin governor seeks to intervene in redistricting case Retail group backs minimum corporate tax, increased IRS enforcement LIVE COVERAGE: House panel launches work on .5T spending package MORE (D-Wis.) voted for civil rights icon Rep. John LewisJohn LewisDebt ceiling fight pits corporate America against Republicans House Democrats unveil legislation to curtail presidential power Michelle Obama looks to mobilize voters for midterms MORE (D-Ga.). Kind was an expected "no" vote on Pelosi after voting against her as Democratic leader in November 2017.
— Cristina Marcos
Jordan backs McCarthy for Speaker
Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), who received some votes for Speaker, cast his vote for McCarthy.
— Naomi Jagoda
Pelosi, McCarthy receive first protest votes
Incoming freshman Rep. Anthony Brindisi (N.Y.) became the first Democrat to register a protest vote against Pelosi as Speaker. Brindisi voted for former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenUkraine's president compares UN to 'a retired superhero' Biden touts 'progress' during 'candid' meetings on .5T plan Biden to tap law professor who wants to 'end banking as we know it' as OCC chief: reports MORE to serve in the role.
Shortly after Brindisi's vote, Rep. Jim CooperJim CooperOn The Trail: Census kicks off a wild redistricting cycle Biden emboldens establishment Democrats with ballot box wins Overnight Defense: Military justice overhaul included in defense bill | Pentagon watchdog to review security of 'nuclear football' | Pentagon carries out first air strike in Somalia under Biden MORE (D-Tenn.) voted "present," drawing murmurs in the chamber.
Cooper in past years has voted for Colin Powell for Speaker.
Incoming Rep. Jason CrowJason CrowOvernight Defense & National Security — Presented by AM General — Afghan evacuation still frustrates Bipartisan momentum builds for war on terror memorial Democrats face full legislative plate and rising tensions MORE (Colo.) cast his vote for Duckworth (D-Ill.), a fellow military veteran who also served in the Iraq war.
Incoming Reps. Joe CunninghamJoseph Cunningham'Blue wave' Democrats eye comebacks after losing reelection Top cyber Pentagon official overseeing defense contractor project placed on leave Joe Cunningham to enter race for South Carolina governor MORE (D-S.C.) and Jared Golden (D-Maine) also broke ranks, voting for Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-Ill.), the incoming chairwoman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.
Cunningham will represent a district that President Trump won in 2016.
On the other side of the aisle, most Republicans voted for McCarthy.
Rep. Justin AmashJustin AmashDemocrats defend Afghan withdrawal amid Taliban advance Vietnam shadow hangs over Biden decision on Afghanistan Kamala Harris and our shameless politics MORE (R-Mich.), broke ranks to vote for Massie and Reps. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.) and Paul GosarPaul Anthony GosarDomestic extremists return to the Capitol Republicans keep distance from 'Justice for J6' rally Washington ramps up security ahead of Sept. 18 rally MORE (R-Ariz.) voted for Jordan.
— Melanie Zanona
Jeffries drops Naughty by Nature reference in nominating Pelosi
House Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem JeffriesHakeem Sekou JeffriesBlack Caucus meets with White House over treatment of Haitian migrants The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Alibaba - House Democrats plagued by Biden agenda troubles Democrats seek to cool simmering tensions MORE (D-N.Y.), who is often discussed as a future Speaker, rose to nominate Pelosi.
To roaring applause from Democrats, Jeffries showcased his knowledge of 1990s hip-hop and said, "Dems are down with NDP," referencing Naughty by Nature's hit song, "Down with OPP."
Nancy Patricia D'Alesandro Pelosi is expected to be elected Speaker later Thursday.
— Julliegrace Brufke
Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezWHIP LIST: How House Democrats say they'll vote on infrastructure bill Feehery: The confidence game Democrats face full legislative plate and rising tensions MORE, meet Mark MeadowsMark MeadowsGraham found Trump election fraud arguments suitable for 'third grade': Woodward book Allies see rising prospect of Trump 2024 White House bid The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - US prepares vaccine booster plan MORE
Progressive firebrand Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) could not be missed on the House floor.
Clad in all white, the congresswoman-elect blew kisses to supporters in the gallery, gave high fives to fellow freshmen and took pictures with fellow Democrats Ann McLane Kuster (N.H.), Barbara LeeBarbara Jean LeeOvernight Defense & National Security — Presented by AM General — Defense bill takes center stage Progressives push for fossil subsidy repeal in spending bill Black Caucus meets with White House over treatment of Haitian migrants MORE (Calif.), Sheila Jackson LeeSheila Jackson LeeBlack Caucus meets with White House over treatment of Haitian migrants Angelina Jolie spotted in Capitol meeting with senators Elon Musk after Texas Gov. Abbott invokes him: 'I would prefer to stay out of politics' MORE (Texas) and Jahana HayesJahana HayesKatie Hill launches effort to protect Democratic majority in House Bipartisan lawmakers highlight COVID-19 impact on mental health, addiction Overnight Health Care: White House acknowledges it will fall short of July 4 vaccine goal | Fauci warns of 'localized surges' in areas with low vaccination rates | Senate Finance leader releases principles for lowering prescription drug prices MORE (Conn.).
At one point, Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) wandered across the aisle to shake hands with and say hello to Ocasio-Cortez. The two bomb throwers from opposite ends of the political spectrum smiled and chatted for a bit before Meadows moved on.
— Scott Wong
Tony Bennett, Tim Gunn among Pelosi guests
Pelosi has invited a star-studded guest list to witness history when she reclaims the Speaker’s gavel on Thursday.
In addition to her children and grandchildren, Pelosi has asked legendary singer Tony Bennett, Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart and television personality Tim Gunn to sit in the House gallery during the Speaker’s vote.
Also in attendance will be D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser, Stephanie Shriock and Ellen Malcolm of EMILY’s List, and the presidents of Georgetown University and Trinity Washington University.
— Melanie Zanona
Pelosi supports hearings on 'Medicare for all'
Pelosi supports holding hearings on "Medicare for all," her spokesman said Thursday, a major step forward for the movement.
Some Democrats had already been talking about holding hearings on the issue and having Pelosi's support could boost that effort.
Pelosi had said last year only that Medicare for all would "have to be evaluated" and is "on the table."
The Washington Post reported that the hearings would be in the Rules Committee and the Budget Committee.
Notably, that would leave out the main committees with jurisdiction over the issue, Energy and Commerce and Ways and Means. The chairmen of those committees have not given their backing to Medicare for all, while the chairmen of Rules and Budget have.
— Peter Sullivan