January 4, 2007: Pelosi Becomes Speaker as Democrats Take Control of Congress (Bloomberg)

  • The American people are expecting positive results fromthis the 110th Congress, not more partisan rancor,” Reid said.“The voters want change.”
  • “We have made history,” she said. “Now, let us makeprogress for the American people.”
  • She said today that in the 2006 midterm election “theAmerican people rejected an open-ended obligation to a warwithout end,” and she called on Bush to develop a new plan forIraq “that allows us to responsibly redeploy our troops.”