Top leadership to remain the same in 117th Congress

The leadership ranks of the 117th Congress that will be sworn in Jan. 3 will be filled with familiar faces. In the Senate, Republicans reelected Mitch McConnell of Kentucky as their leader and Democrats reelected Chuck Schumer of New York as their leader. Runoff elections for Georgia’s senators, to be held Jan. 5, will determine which of them is majority leader and which is minority leader.

In the House, the Democratic caucus reelected Nancy Pelosi of California as speaker, Steny Hoyer of Maryland as majority leader, and Jim Clyburn of South Carolina as majority whip, Katherine Clark of Massachusetts as assistant speaker, and Hakeem Jeffries of New York as caucus chair. Republicans reelected Kevin McCarthy of California as minority leader, Steve Scalise of Louisiana as minority whip, and Liz Cheney of Wyoming as conference chair.

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