Pelosi Elected Speaker Again

House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi, the first woman ever elected Speaker of the House back in early 2007, was again elected Speaker of the House on Thursday with 220 votes.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, a California Republican, received the second-highest number of votes with 192. Eighteen members voted for someone other than the official nominee of either party, while three members voted present.

Pelosi served for two terms before the GOP took back the House majority in 2010’s midterm elections and held it until this past November’s midterms. She fended off an intra-Party rebellion by flipping dissidents who had pledged to vote against her into allies .