Alabama’s U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell votes for Pelosi to remain as speaker
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) was reelected to her leadership post on Sunday in one of the closest speakership votes in modern history.
Pelosi beat out House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) by only seven votes, with three members of Congress not voting and an additional three members voting “present.”
Only one member of Alabama’s House delegation, U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07), voted for Pelosi.
Sewell is now the sole Democrat in Alabama’s congressional delegation after the start of the 117th Congress on Sunday.
She was sworn into her sixth term after running unopposed in November’s general election. Sewell has held several leadership positions during her tenure, including freshman class president in the 112th Congress.
She has served as a chief deputy whip since the 113th Congress. Sewell sits on the Steering and Policy Committee, which sets the policy direction of the Democratic Caucus. She also serves as vice chair of the House Ways & Means Committee, sitting on three subcommittees: the Subcommittee on Health; the Subcommittee on Trade; and the Subcommittee on Worker and Family Support.
Additionally, Sewell serves on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. She is currently the chairwoman of the Subcommittee on Defense Intelligence and Warfighter Support.
— Rep. Terri A. Sewell (@RepTerriSewell) January 3, 2021
U.S. Reps. Jerry Carl (AL-01), Barry Moore (AL-02), Mike Rogers (AL-03), Robert Aderholt (AL-04), Mo Brooks (AL-05) and Gary Palmer (AL-06) voted for McCarthy on Sunday.
Sean Ross is the editor of Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @sean_yhn