Ryan announced last week that he intends to challenge her leadership - and is doing so by running on a platform of connecting to working-class Americans that Democrats have neglected. She said Democrats need to show they're listening and "understand their plight".
Trump won OH by 8.5 percent and Democrats hold just four of the 16 of the state's congressional seats, the lowest number since 1947.
In a letter to her Democratic colleagues, the California Democrat said that a group of members helped come up with the changes, which signal an openness to promoting younger members. "We have the lowest majority or the lowest number in our caucus since 1929". Republicans have controlled the House with sizable majorities since 2010.
Pelosi, 76, the first woman to have ever served as speaker of the House, is feeling some pressure from rank and file Democrats due to their party's losses in the election. House Democrats will vote on leadership on November 30.
An Ohio congressman believes the Democrats are in denial over the party's status after taking a hit on Election Day. And Pelosi is 76 - a year older than Bernie Sanders. Then, the second issue, let me say it: Even if Hillary Clinton had won, I still think it's imperative to have an investigation into the fact that a foreign government had influence in our election.
Four deaths linked to Melbourne 'thunderstorm asthma'
Ms Hennessy added that the crisis was so severe private hospitals had been forced to open their doors to the public. In one circumstance, the ambulance took more than half an hour to arrive due to the high volume of calls.
An example of going down the same road would be keeping Pelosi, who's led House Democrats for more than 12 years, in her position as minority leader-especially now that Republicans control the House, Senate, and executive branch.
President Barack Obama has essentially endorsed Pelosi, saying this week that "she combines strong, progressive values with just extraordinary political skill".
Long Island Congresswoman Kathleen Rice is the first Democrat to call for a change in House leadership following the election.
More than a third of the newly elected Democrats in the House come from just three coastal states, though - California, Massachusetts and NY.
A Huffington Post aggregation of polls found Pelosi's national unfavorable rating at almost 48 percent while just 28.5 percent viewed her favorably. She also put forth a provision that would make the Assistant to the Leader role an elected one, served by a member who has been in Congress for fewer than three terms. "I think that Pelosi is right that the beneficiaries of Medicare are intensely protective of it in its present form, and would resist pretty strongly any effort to modify it". But Pelosi won't be around forever and Ryan, she said, is bringing up important points.