Rep. Hakeem Jeffries is already making history.

Jeffries, 52, recently announced his bid to become the first black House leader in Congress, replacing Nancy Pelosi if elected, according to NBC News.

The New York representative would become the first black Democratic leader to hold the position. Jeffries is running alongside Reps. Kathryn Clark, 59, and Pete Aguilar, 43.

Jeffries, already the top Democrat in the House, announced his candidacy after Pelosi made her own historic announcement that she was ending two decades in office. Pelosi became the first female speaker of the House of Representatives, according to the article.

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