The latest election news and analysis from voting and election experts

Washington's Aging Political Leadership – July 14, 2022

By virtually any measurement, the nation's top elected leaders are old. Joe Biden is already the country's eldest president at age 79. Nancy Pelosi is 82, and the nation's oldest House speaker. Her leadership team includes majority leader Steny Hoyer and majority whip Jim Clyburn, who like Pelosi, are both in their 80s. Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell is 80. Senate majority leader Chuck Schumer is currently 71 years old; his majority whip, Dick Durbin, is 77. In this Election Report, voting and elections expert, Rhodes Cook, examines the aging of DC leadership and its impact on current and future policy.