Not only will Pelosi be second in line to the presidency as House speaker, she will be the government's highest-ranking Democrat and assume a leading role in confronting President Donald Trump for the second half of his term.
Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK) said he thought House Republicans could manage to pass a bill that included Trump's wall funding - "if all the members are here". The Senate returns Monday after a three-day absence.
Democrats have offered to give toward border security, but he wants $5 billion to go toward the construction of the wall.
Democratic leaders on the House Intelligence Committee have said Trump's personal financial information would help illuminate whether foreign leaders had leverage over the president through involvement in his projects overseas.
Democratic congressional leaders, Sen.
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And while she wasn't top of the leaderboard, viewer votes alone crowned her the victor on the night just as was predicted. Kevin couldn't contain his emotions after the win, as it's his first time despite getting to the final four times before.
I recently spoke to a Democrat friend and asked him whether he thought we could reach an agreement to fund a border wall.
McCarthy said on the House floor that he thinks "going into a shutdown is stupid", but he offered no immediate plan before the December 21 deadline.
Trump met today with legislative affairs director Shahira Knight and budget director Mick Mulvaney to discuss strategy. In the lead-up to the 2010 midterm elections, the National Republican Congressional Committee cited Pelosi in 70 percent of its ads, far more than it cited Barack Obama, according to Atlantic Monthly.
For over two years, the Democrats have done everything they could to destroy the relationship between the president and his base. The homeland bill includes about $1.3 billion for fencing and other security measures at the border. "He wants to protect the American people", White House spokesman Hogan Gidley told reporters today.
The bill would likely die in the Senate anyway, as Trump would need 60 votes to avoid a filibuster.
The deal came after days of wrangling between Pelosi and the rebel camp over the terms of what is an unprecedented agreement, one that marks a major win for the group of a dozen-plus Pelosi critics.
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Official have still not been in contact with entrepeneur Michael Spavor, who is the second Canadian detained. As of Wednesday, Canadian authorities had been notified, by fax, only of Kovrig's arrest.
"Illegal immigration is wrong, plain and simple", Schumer says.
"Democrats are absolute hypocrites", Trump begins, being hypocritical himself.
"There is popular demand for the Congress to request the president's tax returns", she said, speaking to reporters. Look for them to blink.
Democratic leader Steny Hoyer has already promised an early vote on amnesty when the Democrats take over the House in January. Outgoing House Speaker Paul Ryan's pre-election prediction of a "big fight" over the wall has run up against the reality of the changed circumstances. "I don't think he will, but for the good of this country, I hope he does", he said on ABC's "This Week with George Stephanopoulos".
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer pointed out the logical flaws in this argument during a speech Thursday.
He added that "I believe strongly that the Congress needs to reform how it operates with a new generation of leadership that reflects the attitudes and goals of our country in the 21st century".
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U.S. investigators reportedly believe Chinese state hackers are behind the attack, which began four years ago. This time it's being accused of carrying out the Marriott data breach , according to the New York Times .