In an electoral year marked by a record number of women joining the House, incoming female Democrats may help decide Nancy Pelosi’s fate.

“Clean Slate” was first enacted in Pennsylvania, but the effort is also aimed at other states and Congress

House Republicans chose McCarthy for minority leader, Scalise for whip. House Democrats vote later this month, but plenty of jockeying was expected Wednesday.

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An advisory council concluded that the “pay gap” is somewhat smaller but split over whether to recommend changes.

The Democrats are members of the Problem Solvers Caucus, a group formed to promote bipartisanship in the House.

“I’ll ask everybody to take a look at the so-called Freedom Caucus and see where they got the Republican Party,” Assistant Democratic Leader James E. Clyburn (D-S.C.) said.

The newly elected members include several firsts for Congress — the first Muslim women, the first Native American women and the first African American women from several states.

In a letter to the heads of the Justice Department and FBI, Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) demanded full responses to Democratic lawmakers’ unanswered letters by year’s end.

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They face a choice between an aggressive liberal agenda and an approach that does not scare off independents looking ahead to the 2020 presidential contest and House races.

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