U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on Wednesday phoned Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to congratulate her on being nominated Speaker for another term.
“President-elect Biden called Speaker Pelosi to congratulate her on her election as Democratic nominee for Speaker of the House and express that he looks forward to working with her and Democratic leadership in the House on a shared agenda to get COVID-19 under control and build our economy back better,” Biden’s office said in a brief statement received by Today News Africa in Washington D.C.
House Democrats voted on Wednesday to nominate Pelosi to serve for another two years as Speaker.
Pelosi, who has led the party since 2003, told reporters on Wednesday that the next term would be her last.
She regained the speakership in 2018 when Democrats regained control of the chamber.