U.S. House Democrats make history electing first Black party leader in Congress

By: - November 30, 2022 1:32 pm

New U.S. House Democratic Leader Hakeem Jeffries of New York, center, takes questions from reporters Wednesday after a caucus election. Jeffries is flanked by new Democratic whip Katherine Clark of Massachusetts, left, and Rep. Pete Aguilar of California, conference chair. (Jennifer Shutt/States Newsroom)

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Jennifer Shutt
Jennifer Shutt

Jennifer covers the nation’s capital as a senior reporter for States Newsroom. Her coverage areas include congressional policy, politics and legal challenges with a focus on health care, unemployment, housing and aid to families.