The results are not expected to be a shocker. Reps. Hakeem Jeffries (N.Y.), Katherine M. Clark (Mass.) and Pete Aguilar (Calif.) recently announced their candidacies for the top three positions, and are widely assumed to be approved as the new party leaders.
The change represents a significant departure from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (Calif.), Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (Md.), and Majority Whip James E. Clyburn (S.C.), who muscled through the Affordable Care Act and have spent the past dozen years aiming to build on the sweeping health law.
The new trio poised to take over House Democratic leadership doesn’t have a lengthy track record on health care, and none of the lawmakers sit on any of the major health committees. So The Health 202 reviewed public statements and the bills they’ve introduced, and talked with people in the Democratic health sphere.