(NEWSnet) — Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, who is serving his fifth term representing New York’s eighth Congressional district, was voted in as the next House Minority Leader.

The vote means he’ll take over the top and most powerful spot among congressional Democrats from current Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who’s been in power for nearly a generation.

Jeffries is the first Black person to be leader for either political party in either chamber of Congress in the country’s history, and he takes over with the most diverse supporting cast in history.