The Hill reports:
Rep. Nancy Pelosi announced Wednesday that she will stay on as House Democratic leader in the next Congress.
The California Democrat had remained mum about that decision all year, fueling speculation that she might relinquish power and raising questions about the party's direction after a decade under her reign.
But in a meeting with the House Democratic Caucus in the Capitol on Wednesday morning, the 13-term liberal told her troops that she'll seek to remain minority leader in the 113th Congress, according to a source in the room.
According to a House leadership aide, "Leader Pelosi told a packed caucus meeting, including the incoming members of the 113th Congress today that, if [Rep.] Steve Israel is willing to take on the DCCC again, then she will happily place her hat in for leader."