Washington (CNN) – Outgoing Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-California, said Wednesday she is, "very, very proud of the work that was accomplished by this Congress."
Pelosi spoke to reporters just before the House was set to pass the 9/11 first responders health care bill and then adjourn.
"We came here to do a job, we got much of it done," she said.
Pelosi had kind words for both parties calling this "quite an exhilarating week."
She says she will be back in January, and even though she will no longer be Speaker, "As long as the American people have a high unemployment rate, as long as families are looking for jobs, as long as people have uncertainty about their children's education and about their own economic security our work is far from over," Pelosi said.
Democrats, Pelosi said, "look forward to working with new majority to solve problems of the American people."