House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, California Democrat, and Rep. Joseph Crowley, New York Democrat, confer as they leave a press conference to announce their party's leadership positions for the 113th Congress after a meeting in the Cannon House Office Building in Washington on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Photo by: ANDREW HARNIK

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, California Democrat, and Rep. Joseph Crowley, New York Democrat, confer as they leave a press conference to announce their party's leadership positions for the 113th Congress after a meeting in the Cannon House Office Building in Washington on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)