November 18, 2022
D.C. News
  • House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will relinquish her leadership post, a move that marks the end of an era and sets up a shakeup for House Democrats. Pelosi’s announcement came one day after late midterm results projected Republicans will win control of the House. House Democrats appear likely to choose New York Representative Hakeem Jeffries to succeed Pelosi as leader, although they won’t vote until November 30. Jeffries supports strengthening the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and lowering prescription drug costs. He will likely prioritize keeping the Medicare drug provisions of the Inflation Reduction Act intact and stopping Republicans’ attempts to cut Medicare next year. (Articles here, here, here, here, here, here, and here)