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Footage courtesy of C-SPAN: Representative Nancy Pelosi (D-California) was elected speaker of the House for the second time, receiving 220 votes. Following her election, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) presented her with the gavel. In her remarks, she said, “Working together, we will redeem the promise of the American dream for every family, advancing progress for every community.”

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