Hakeem Jeffries makes history as first Black U.S. House Minority Leader and the first Black to lead a political party in Congress....All four of Ohio's Democratic U.S. House of Representatives members, namely Reps. Shontel Brown, Marcy Kaptur, Joyce Beatty and new Congresswoman Emilia Sykes, supported his nomination as did all other Democratic House members

 
Newly elected minority leader of the U.S. House of Representative Hakeem Jeffries , a New York Democrat, the first Black to hold the post and to lead a political party in Congress 



Ohio's four Democratic members of the U.S. House of Representatives are Reps Emilia Sykes of Akron (top left), Shontel Brown of Warrensville Hts. (top right), Joyce Beatty of Columbus (bottom left), and Marcy Kaptur of Toledo (bottom right)

Former U.S. House of Representative speaker Rep Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)

Clevelandurbannews.com and Kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com

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WASHINGTON, D.C.-The 118th Congress convened this week in Washington D.C. and as anticipated House Democrats unanimously elected New York Congressman Hakeem Jeffries, 52, House Minority Leader, making him the first Black American to lead a political party in Congress.

All 212 House Democrats, including all four from Ohio of Rep  Shontel Brown, Mary Kaptur Joyce Beatty and new Congresswoman Emilia Sykes, supported the nomination of Jeffries, a former state representative and corporate lawyer out of Brooklyn who has been a member of Congress representing New York's 57th congressional district since 2012. 

Jeffries was pushed for the post by Nancy Pelosi, 82, his mentor who led the House in the previous Congress as speaker and announced late last year that she was stepping aside so that younger lawmakers can lead. He is the first person to lead House Democrats to be born after the end of World War II.

A former minority leader of the House and the first woman to lead a major party in Congress, Pelosi served as the 52nd speaker from 2007 to 2011 and again from 2019 to 2023.

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