House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (second from right) whispers to Rep. Chris Van Hollen (right) as Rep. Steny Hoyer, House minority whip, speaks at a press conference in the Cannon House Office Building in Washington on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, to announce the House Democratic leadership for the 113th Congress. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Photo by: ANDREW HARNIK

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (second from right) whispers to Rep. Chris Van Hollen (right) as Rep. Steny Hoyer, House minority whip, speaks at a press conference in the Cannon House Office Building in Washington on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, to announce the House Democratic leadership for the 113th Congress. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)