Live coverage: House elects new Speaker as Dems take charge

It’s a huge day in the House, with Rep. Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiBiden blasts Trump, demands he release transcript of call with foreign leader Pelosi wants to change law to allow a sitting president to be indicted Overnight Health Care — Presented by Partnership for America's Health Care Future — Walmart to stop selling e-cigarettes | Senators press FDA to pull most e-cigarettes immediately | House panel tees up e-cig hearing for next week 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. 

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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 John TrumpJulián Castro: It's time for House Democrats to 'do something' about Trump Warren: Congress is 'complicit' with Trump 'by failing to act' Sanders to join teachers, auto workers striking in Midwest MORE and the Senate, which remains in GOP hands.

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Pelosi sworn in as House Speaker

2:45 p.m.

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 YoungHundreds turn out for London's first transgender equality march The Hill's Morning Report — The wall problem confronting Dems and the latest on Dorian House passes bill requiring CBP to enact safety, hygiene standards MORE (R-Alaska).

Pelosi then swore in the other members of the House.

House elects Pelosi to second Speakership

2 p.m.

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 Owen McCarthyClarence Thomas, Joe Manchin, Rudy Giuliani among guests at second state visit under Trump Hillicon Valley: Lawmakers say Zuckerberg to 'cooperate' on antitrust probes | Dems see victory after McConnell backs election security funds | Twitter takes down fake pro-Saudi accounts Lawmakers say Zuckerberg has agreed to 'cooperate' with antitrust probe 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 JordanDemocrat accuses GOP of opposing DC statehood because of 'race and partisanship' The Hill Interview: Sanford says Trump GOP doing 'serious brand destruction' Trump slams Democrats as 'shameful' after Lewandowski hearing MORE (R-Ohio) received five votes.

— Mike Lillis and Juliegrace Brufke

Incoming New Jersey rep is 15th protest vote against Pelosi

1:47 p.m.

Incoming Rep. Jeff Van DrewJeff Van DrewBlue Dog Democrats urge action on election security Centrist House Democrats press for committees to follow pay-go rule Republicans plot comeback in New Jersey 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 LoBiondoRepublicans plot comeback in New Jersey K Street giants scoop up coveted ex-lawmakers The 31 Trump districts that will determine the next House majority MORE in Congress.

— Naomi Jagoda

Incoming Michigan, Virginia reps are 13th and 14th protest votes against Pelosi

1:42 p.m.

Rep.-elect Elissa SlotkinElissa SlotkinHere are the Democrats who aren't co-sponsoring an assault weapons ban Looking for electability in all the wrong places Mueller report fades from political conversation MORE (D-Mich.) and Rep.-elect Abigail SpanbergerAbigail Davis SpanbergerTen notable Democrats who do not favor impeachment Centrist House Democrats press for committees to follow pay-go rule Gun debate to shape 2020 races 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 BustosHere are the Democrats who aren't co-sponsoring an assault weapons ban GOP struggles with retirement wave DCCC names new head after mass staff departure 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

1:40 p.m.

Rep. Kurt SchraderWalter (Kurt) Kurt SchraderHere are the Democrats who aren't co-sponsoring an assault weapons ban Blue Dog Democrats urge action on election security The Hill's Morning Report: Trump walks back from 'send her back' chants MORE (D-Ore.) voted for Rep. Marcia FudgeMarcia Louise FudgeHarris wins endorsement of former CBC Chairwoman Marcia Fudge The Hill's Morning Report — DOJ's planned executions stir new debate Here are the 95 Democrats who voted to support impeachment MORE (D-Ohio) for Speaker. Fudge had contemplated a run for Speaker. Fudge cast a vote for Pelosi.

Rep.-elect Mikie SherrillRebecca (Mikie) Michelle SherrillDemocrats ramp up calls to investigate NOAA Overnight Energy: House moves to block Trump drilling | House GOP rolls out proposal to counter offshore drilling ban | calls mount for NOAA probe The Hill's Morning Report - US coastline readies for Hurricane Dorian to make landfall MORE (D-N.J.) became the third member to vote for Bustos.

— Cristina Marcos

New York rep becomes 10th Dem vote against Pelosi

1: 38 p.m.

Rep.-elect Max RoseMax RoseDemocrats bicker over strategy on impeachment Hillicon Valley: Zuckerberg to meet with lawmakers | Big tech defends efforts against online extremism | Trump attends secretive Silicon Valley fundraiser | Omar urges Twitter to take action against Trump tweet House Democrat urges Trump to address online extremism at UN MORE (D-N.Y.) became the second vote for Sen. Tammy DuckworthLadda (Tammy) Tammy DuckworthMissouri Republican wins annual craft brewing competition for lawmakers Democrats ignore Asian American and Pacific Islander voters at their peril Republicans grumble over Trump shifting military funds to wall MORE (D-Ill.) to become Speaker.

— Cristina Marcos

Rice becomes ninth Dem vote against Pelosi

1:35 p.m.

Rep. Kathleen RiceKathleen Maura RiceMarijuana industry donations to lawmakers surge in 2019: analysis Pelosi backers feel vindicated after tumultuous stretch Democrat offers measure to prevent lawmakers from sleeping in their offices 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 PerryThe Hill's Morning Report — DOJ's planned executions stir new debate Conservatives call on Pelosi to cancel August recess Conservatives ask Barr to lay out Trump's rationale for census question 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

1:29 p.m.

Incoming Rep. Ben McAdams (D-Utah) cast his Speaker vote for Rep. Stephanie MurphyStephanie MurphyPelosi to introduce plan to lower cost of prescription drugs: report Democrats ignore Asian American and Pacific Islander voters at their peril Blue Dog Democrats urge action on election security MORE (D-Fla.), the leader of the moderate Blue Dog Coalition.

— Melanie Zanona

Massie votes Jordan to 'drain the swamp'

1:26 p.m.

Rep. Thomas MassieThomas Harold MassieScalise blasts Democratic legislation on gun reforms Airports already have plenty of infrastructure funding Overnight Defense: House votes to block Trump arms sales to Saudis, setting up likely veto | US officially kicks Turkey out of F-35 program | Pentagon sending 2,100 more troops to border 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

1:23 p.m.

Rep. Conor Lamb (D-Pa.) voted for Rep. Joe KennedyJoseph (Joe) Patrick KennedyMarkey fundraises ahead of Kennedy primary challenge The Hill's Campaign Report: De Blasio drops out | Warren gains support from black voters | Sanders retools campaign team | Warning signs for Tillis in NC Panel: Why is Joe Kennedy running for Senate? 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

1:20 p.m.

Rep. Ron KindRonald (Ron) James KindHere are the Democrats who aren't co-sponsoring an assault weapons ban Trump: 'Great to see' Pelosi plan to lower drug prices Pelosi woos progressives on prescription drug pricing plan MORE (D-Wis.) voted for civil rights icon Rep. John LewisJohn LewisThe Hill's Morning Report — Biden steadies in third debate as top tier remains the same CBC marks 400th anniversary of slaves' arrival in US GOP buys JonOssoff.com after Democrat launches Georgia Senate bid 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

1:15 p.m.

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), who received some votes for Speaker, cast his vote for McCarthy.

— Naomi Jagoda 

Pelosi, McCarthy receive first protest votes

1:03 p.m.

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 BidenJulián Castro: It's time for House Democrats to 'do something' about Trump Warren: Congress is 'complicit' with Trump 'by failing to act' Sanders to join teachers, auto workers striking in Midwest MORE to serve in the role.

Shortly after Brindisi's vote, Rep. Jim CooperJames (Jim) Hayes Shofner CooperTaylor Swift 'obsessed' with politics, says she's cautious about celebrity support backfiring for Democrats The evolution of Taylor Swift's political activism Live coverage: House Oversight examines Trump family separation policy 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: Trump ousts Bolton in shocker | Fallout, reaction from GOP senators | Senate spending talks in chaos | Dems eye vote to nix Trump border emergency Swing-seat Democrats oppose impeachment, handing Pelosi leverage Second Democrat representing Trump district backs impeachment MORE (Colo.) cast his vote for Duckworth (D-Ill.), a fellow military veteran who also served in the Iraq war.

Incoming Reps. Joe CunninghamJoseph CunninghamHere are the Democrats who aren't co-sponsoring an assault weapons ban The Hill Interview: Sanford says Trump GOP doing 'serious brand destruction' Overnight Energy: House moves to block Trump drilling | House GOP rolls out proposal to counter offshore drilling ban | calls mount for NOAA probe 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 AmashThe Hill's Morning Report - Pompeo condemns Iran for 'act of war' while Trump moves with caution Trump's 'soldier of fortune' foreign policy Amash: 'Bolton never should have been hired' MORE (R-Mich.), broke ranks to vote for Massie and Reps. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.) and Paul GosarPaul Anthony GosarOvernight Energy: House moves to block Trump drilling | House GOP rolls out proposal to counter offshore drilling ban | calls mount for NOAA probe House approves two bills to block Trump drilling House GOP rolls out energy proposal to counter Democrats offshore drilling ban MORE (R-Ariz.) voted for Jordan. 

— Melanie Zanona

Jeffries drops Naughty by Nature reference in nominating Pelosi

12:54 p.m.

House Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem JeffriesHakeem Sekou JeffriesBadrun Khan to challenge Ocasio-Cortez in Democratic primary Lewandowski, Democrats tangle at testy hearing Words matter, except to Democrats, when it involves impeaching Trump 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-CortezMarkey fundraises ahead of Kennedy primary challenge The Hill's Campaign Report: De Blasio drops out | Warren gains support from black voters | Sanders retools campaign team | Warning signs for Tillis in NC Progressives push for changes to Pelosi drug pricing plan MORE, meet Mark MeadowsMark Randall MeadowsClarence Thomas, Joe Manchin, Rudy Giuliani among guests at second state visit under Trump The Hill Interview: Sanford says Trump GOP doing 'serious brand destruction' GOP signals unease with Barr's gun plan MORE

12:51 p.m.

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 LeeMarijuana industry donations to lawmakers surge in 2019: analysis Lawmakers urge DNC to name Asian American debate moderator Overnight Health Care: Planned Parenthood to leave federal family planning program absent court action | Democrats demand Trump withdraw rule on transgender health | Cummings, Sanders investigate three drug companies for 'obstructing' probe MORE (Calif.), Sheila Jackson LeeSheila Jackson LeeDemocrats press Nadler to hold Lewandowski in contempt Democrats bicker over strategy on impeachment Jackson Lee: 'Racism is a national security threat' MORE (Texas) and Jahana HayesJahana HayesIlhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley dance to Lizzo's 'Truth Hurts' in video Democratic rep slams news outlets for 'exaggerated headlines' about threats Lawmakers put spotlight on youth homelessness 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

12:24 p.m.

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'

11:55 a.m.

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