Big changes are expected for the U.S. House of Representatives after the 2022 elections. One of the most notable shifts on the horizon is that Representative Nancy Pelosi, the current Speaker of the House who has been the Democratic Party Leader in the House since 2003, is expected to step down from her leadership role next year. New York Representative Hakeem Jeffries is the early favorite to replace Pelosi at the top of Democratic leadership in the House. If chosen, Jeffries would be the first Black person to lead either major party in Congress. His ascension would mark an important change of guard and an opportunity for the New York Congressman to put his stamp on the Democratic Party.