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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi announced a deal Wednesday that could likely deliver her the votes to become speaker again - but only for another two terms, laying out a timeline she had been reluctant to articulate until now. It will retroactively apply to the two leadership terms she and her counterparts, Minority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Maryland, and Assistant Democratic Leader Jim Clyburn, D-South Carolina, served from 2007 to 2011.

"We are proud that our agreement will make lasting institutional change that will strengthen our caucus and will help develop the next generation of Democratic leaders", the rebellious lawmakers said in a written statement.

That concession quickly gained her the votes of some former members of the anti-Pelosi faction, including Reps. For the past two years, Pelosi has repeatedly said she had initially meant to retire after the 2016 elections but made a decision to stay on and continue leading House Democrats after Trump's upset victory.

"We wish to thank Nancy Pelosi for her willingness to work with us to reach this agreement", the lawmakers wrote.

This was the deal anti-Pelosi rebels floated as part of an effort to ensure an evolution of leadership in the next few years.

Republican congressional leaders have repeatedly said it's up to Trump to cut a deal with Democrats, an acknowledgment of their own inability to produce spending bills with Republican votes alone. As the first female speaker when she first held the office, it goes without saying - no woman has done what Pelosi is about to do.

Under the terms of the deal, those serving in top Democratic roles in the House would be allowed to serve only three two-year terms, with one additional term if two-thirds of the party supports the bid.

Even with term limits, Pelosi could eventually double the time she served as speaker if Democrats retain their majority in 2020 and she wins the caucus votes she needs.

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In the announcement, Pelosi said incoming Democratic caucus chairman Hakeem Jeffries and the incoming House Rules Committee Chairman Jim McGovern plan to bring it up for a vote in caucus on February 15.

"The leaders of our caucus will no longer be determined by tenure and loyalty but by frequent and open elections, giving us a better chance to change and evolve as the country does", said Moulton.

Wednesday's accord gives Pelosi a clear path to becoming the most powerful Democrat in government.

"One by one, House Democrats in OH and across the country have turned their back on their constituents and fallen in line to vote for their anointed leader", said RNC spokeswoman Mandi Merritt. Is anybody confused?" he told reporters on Tuesday, before reiterating it emphatically. "I. Am. Not. For.

And although Pelosi hasn't spoken to Trump since that day, she confided that he is in her prayers. "She's not negotiating for me".

Protecting borders "is a responsibility we honour, but we do so by honouring our values as well", Pelosi said last week.

For some time, there have been a number of conversations to advance a proposal to institute term limits for senior leadership positions in our Caucus", Pelosi said, adding that, "I am comfortable with the proposal and it is my intention to abide by it whether it passes or not.

It's unclear if the proposal will pass when the party lays out its rules next year, and some Democrats have already expressed their hesitation at term limits. "Land the plane. Vote for her".

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