Nancy Pelosi due to be America's oldest House speaker

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(Worthy News) - Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., is on course to become the oldest person in history to hold the speaker's gavel now that she has secured a deal to give her at least two more years as the top House of Representatives leader.

Pelosi, now 78, will be almost 81 at the close of the 116th Congress, which ends on Jan. 3, 2021. That will make her nearly a year older than legendary Speaker Sam Rayburn, D-Texas, who died in office less than two months shy of his 80th birthday.

Pelosi will turn 80 on March 26, 2020, a little more than a year into her new speaker's term. She will achieve the milestone of oldest ever speaker on Feb. 7, 2020 — beating Rayburn's record. Pelosi will also be the first speaker since Rayburn to hold nonconsecutive terms. [ Source: Washington Examiner (Read More...) ]

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