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Hakeem Jeffries is chosen as the new party chairman by the House Democrats, according to Post Politics Now.

Rep. Hakeem Jeffries is the first Black member of Congress to lead a party in Congress. He succeeds House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who has led Democrats for 20 years. Jeffries, 52, is from central Brooklyn, epicenter of New York’s Democratic power. House Democrats elect Rep. Hakeem Jeffries as their new minority leader. The New Yorker succeeds House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who has led the Democrats for 20 years. Some freight-railway unions have refused to line up behind a deal brokered by Vice President Joe Biden.