Nancy Pelosi knows how to make new House members welcome.
"Today, we officially welcome our Democratic freshmen to Washington," the House Democratic leader told an afternoon news conference, as the newly elected Democrats surrounded her.
Then Pelosi, who will announce her own plans at a morning press conference Wednesday, assured them of their placein history.
"They are extraordinary leaders who will make our House Democratic Caucus the first Caucus in history, in the history of civilized government, to have a majority of women and minorities in the Caucus," she told them. "You can applaud that."