Pelosi is now the MINORITY LEADER, and BOEHNER is the Majority Leader....so she has a place to speak, but not a majority to vote for anything.
The HOUSE can also investigate the past Speaker of the House and the White House spending for violations of Constitution and the law, because of the issue of the money.
That will be true in the next session in January, but at the moment she has a majority of lame ducks, many of whom may be angry and feel they have nothing to lose. They’ve already lost. Who knows what they might try to do before January? These are the same sort of Democrats as the ones who passed Obamacare on Christmas Eve last year.