Election of Speakerby Representative Xavier Becerra
Posted on 2015-01-06
BECERRA. Madam Clerk, first I would like to recognize each and
every Member who has taken to this floor to represent the people of the
United States and say congratulations to them and to all of their loved
ones who are here witnessing this solemn event where we will have an
opportunity to lead our country. We say congratulations to them as
Madam Clerk, I have the distinct pleasure of nominating someone who is a proven leader, someone who already will go down in history as one of the most effective Speakers the House of Representatives has ever seen, someone who has shown that it doesn't take a man to get the job done, that it can be done by an American who is devoted to this country, someone who knows her heritage, someone who has worked tirelessly for the American people, but someone who understands first and foremost that the job of this House is to get things done.
I have been empowered, Madam Clerk, to nominate on behalf of all working Americans, those Americans who still believe in the American Dream, to put the name of the gentlewoman from San Francisco who will serve again in the House of Representatives, put her name forward for the office of the Speaker of the House of Representatives for the 114th Congress. I, therefore, at this point put before you the name of Nancy Pelosi to serve as the Speaker of the House of Representatives.
The CLERK. The names of the Honorable John A. Boehner, a Representative-elect from the State of Ohio, and the Honorable Nancy Pelosi, a Representative-elect from the State of California, have been placed in nomination.