House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), second from right, whispers with Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), right, as House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.), speaks at a press conference announcing leadership positions for the 113th Congress outside the 113th Congress democratic Caucus Organizational meeting in the cannon office building, Washington, D.C., Thursday, November 29, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Photo by: ANDREW HARNIK

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), second from right, whispers with Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), right, as House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.), speaks at a press conference announcing leadership positions for the 113th Congress outside the 113th Congress democratic Caucus Organizational meeting in the cannon office building, Washington, D.C., Thursday, November 29, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)