Ryan, who now considers Pelosi an "honest partner", commended the Democrat leader for "her commitment to creating a system that will ensure the speedy rise of new leadership reflecting the diversity and energy of our caucus".
Pelosi has agreed to limit how long she would serve in the post to no more than four additional years, saying through a statement that she is "comfortable" with such a plan. It's a two-year term limit. The agreement that would affect Pelosi, as well as her top two deputies, Rep. Steny Hoyer of Maryland and Rep. James Clyburn of SC - a trio that's led House Democrats for more than a decade. A fourth term would need to be subject to approval by two-thirds of the caucus.
Even after his public spat on Tuesday it remained unclear what exactly the president is offering Democrats in return for their support on his desired border wall spending.
After Pelosi's announcement, a group of seven House Democrats who had not previously pledged their support said they would back her when the full House votes on January 3.
"Our country can not afford a Trump Shutdown", the Democrats said, adding that Trump "knows full well that his wall proposal does not have the votes to pass the House and Senate and should not be an obstacle to a bipartisan agreement".
Following her announcement of the agreement seven of her critics released a joint-statement endorsing her for speaker. In theory, if Democrats lose the House in 2020, she could serve beyond 2022 as Speaker if her party claws control later, but it's unlikely she could survive another Republican win.
Moments after the deal was announced, Perlmutter, along with Reps.
"We wish to thank Nancy Pelosi for her willingness to work with us to reach this agreement. We will support and vote for Nancy Pelosi for Speaker of the House in the 116th Congress".
But Pelosi knows full well that a Senate filibuster would stop any House border wall funding measure from becoming law. But 32 Democrats also voted against her nomination, signaling that she may not possess the 218 votes needed early next month when the entire chamber votes to install a new speaker.
Many calling for new leadership have taken issue with House Democrats installing a trio of representatives - Pelosi and Reps.
It's still unclear whether the term limits will be officially adopted, as the caucus still has to approve a rule change and many Democrats have already expressed staunch opposition to the idea. And it's far from certain a widespread group of Democrats will vote to impose term limits on Hoyer and Clyburn.
Pelosi is emerging as a leader not only of Democrats on Capitol Hill but also of Democrats and Democratic women nationally -perhaps not quite at the iconic status of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who has seen movies made about her life and tchotchkes forged in her likeness - but nonetheless, the face of the party, ready to go toe-to-high-heeled toe against Trump.
"I am against term limits because I have a term limit". During a roundtable with reporters Tuesday, Hoyer chafed at the idea.
"She's not negotiating for me", he added.
Rep. Cedric Richmond, chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, also said he opposed the idea, saying if people don't like a leader, they can just vote them out at the end of a term.
Protecting borders "is a responsibility we honour, but we do so by honouring our values as well", Pelosi said last week. "Land the plane. Vote for her".