Nancy Pelosi was on Sunday re-elected Speaker of the United States House of Representatives.
It was a closed range win for 80-year-old Pelosi, who got 216 votes,while her counterpart Kevin McCarthy of California received 209. She won with 7 votes above her counterpart.
The Democrat, a staunch supporter of President-elect Joe Biden, reclaimed the seat in 2019.
Before then, the Republicans were in control for eight years.
Nancy becomes the only woman to hold the position for a fourth term.
Kevin will lead the GOP for a second term.
Ahead of the 117th Congress opening, Nancy expressed gratitude for the nomination.
The Speaker noted that the present time was one of “extraordinary difficulty”.
“Each of our communities has been drastically affected by the pandemic and economic crisis: 350,000 tragic deaths, over 20 million infections, millions without jobs – a toll almost beyond comprehension”, she said.
Now is a time for our nation to heal. Our most urgent priority will continue to be defeating the coronavirus. And defeat it, we will,” she added, pledging that further aid would follow the latest $892bn package that Congress passed in December.