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Published: Fri, November 25, 2016
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Pelosi promises greater role for junior Democrats

Pelosi promises greater role for junior Democrats

Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's plan to give new members more leadership opportunities doesn't go far enough, according to the office of Rep. Tim Ryan, the OH lawmaker challenging Pelosi for the chamber's top Democratic post.

Pelosi, 76, has been the chamber's Democratic leader since 2002.

Representative Tim Ryan, 43, of OH said Tuesday on Bloomberg Television's "With All Due Respect" that "under current leadership we can not get the 40 or so seats" Democrats need to take control of the House.

Thank you for reading and relying on TulsaWorld.com for your news and information. "If you look at exit polls in OH, he won for union households". After several lawmakers spoke out about the need for new voices in the party, Pelosi promised that, if reelected, she would provide more influence to junior lawmakers within her leadership team and congressional committees.

Ryan says he is better able to appeal to the Rust Belt and rural areas where Democrats used to perform better. How many more defectors may be telling.House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif. speaks at her weekly news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016. But while he's not supporting Ryan's revolt, he said younger Democrats do need a chance to rise. "People of color are voting for Democrats". "We're not a national party now, we're a coastal party".

"I'm genuinely curious if anyone can argue why Tim Ryan should replace Pelosi other than 'she was in the job when something bad happened, '" Millhiser added. "And part of our diversity is our youth".

On Tuesday, about a week before the November 30 vote, Pelosi attempted to insulate herself from criticism.

She also suggested requiring each committee to create a position of "vice chair or vice ranking member" to be filled by someone who has been a member of the committee for four terms or fewer. "If he doesn't, if he goes down another direction, he's going to have a fight on his hands". President Barack Obama won OH in his re-election bid that year.

"We are gathered here at a sad time in our country in my view, but it is a time that has been indicated by time, by the bishop that we have to have our faith and courage from the heart", she said.

On Tuesday, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumpka weighed in on Twitter. That's a problem, said former Rep. John Barrow of Georgia, the last white Democrat in the House from the Deep South before he lost his seat in 2014.

"I think there's an appetite for change within our caucus", Mr. Ryan, Ohio Democrat, said on "Fox & Friends". "We are going to be a regional party that fails to get into the majority and fails to do things on behalf of those working-class people that were the back of the Democratic Party for so long".

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