Nottoway County’s newest representative in Washington, Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger (D-7th), was sworn-in Thursday and joined by husband, Adam, their three daughters, and other family members. Shown above at left is new House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). Moments before the swearing-in ceremony, and following through on a campaign promise, Ms. Spanberger was one of 15 Democrats who did not vote for Speaker Pelosi. Spanberger, who had frequently spoken about the importance of having new leadership and new voices lead the party in Congress, cast her Speaker ballot for U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-IL), who received three votes. Mrs. Pelosi was easily elected Speaker in the new Democrat-controlled House.
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