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Democrat Pelosi agrees to term limits, smoothing road to be House speaker

Democrat Pelosi agrees to term limits, smoothing road to be House speaker

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Home Democratic chief Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) leaves after a closed intelligence briefing on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., December 12, 2018. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Nancy Pelosi, the highest Democrat within the U.S. Home of Representatives, mentioned on Wednesday she helps a proposal that will restrict the phrases of senior Democratic leaders, possible paving the best way for her to reclaim the speaker’s publish in January when her get together takes management of the chamber.

By agreeing to restrict senior leaders to 3, two-year phrases, which might apply retroactively, Pelosi hopes to mollify a small group of Democrats who had opposed her bid for the speakership and needed a brand new technology of leaders.

“For a while, there have been quite a lot of conversations to advance a proposal to institute time period limits for senior management positions in our caucus,” Pelosi mentioned in an announcement asserting her assist for the plan.

After Pelosi’s announcement, a gaggle of seven Home Democrats who had not beforehand pledged their assist mentioned they’d again her when the complete Home votes on Jan. three.

Pelosi, 78, made historical past as the primary lady speaker, holding the highest spot from 2007 to 2011.

Reporting by Eric Beech; Modifying by G Crosse and Peter Cooney

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