House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) sealed a deal with restive Democratic lawmakers Wednesday evening that gives her enough votes to ensure a second turn as House speaker when the next Congress gavels into session in January. Under the agreement Pelosi pledges to support a measure that will limit her and her top two deputies to three two-year terms, with a fourth term possible given support from two-thirds of Democrats. Since all three Democrats have already served two terms in their upcoming roles, they would have to step down no later than 2022. House Democrats will vote on the proposal by Feb. 15. "I am comfortable with the proposal and it is my intention to abide by it whether it passes or not," Pelosi said in a statement.
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