House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi holds a news conference following the 2018 midterm elections at the Capitol Building on Nov. 7, 2018 in Washington, DC.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi holds a news conference following the 2018 midterm elections at the Capitol Building on Nov. 7, 2018 in Washington, DC. - 
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Now that the midterm elections are over, a new campaign is underway for leadership roles and committee assignments in the House and Senate. Party leaders are likely to be the usual suspects: Mitch McConnell in the Senate; Nancy Pelosi in the House. But committees assignments are not nailed down. They're also not as powerful as they used to be

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