US House Democrats vote to end shutdown

US House Democrats vote to end shutdown

US House Democrats vote to end shutdown

McCarthy becomes the House minority leader.

Complicating matters for the White House, McConnell has distanced himself from the discussions since Trump turned on the spending bill passed by the Senate last month, which enraged some Republicans who had voted for the measure believing that they had Trump's backing.

Donald Trump has used a surprise appearance at a White House news briefing to say he has "never had so much support" for his plan to build a wall on the Mexico border. She would be the first woman to hold, then return, to the office. During her speech, Tlaib, a Democrat, spoke of a conversation she had with her son, going on to say that President Donald Trump will be impeached. Such a claim places partisan gamesmanship over our country and our most vulnerable at this perilous moment in our nation's history. The new speaker invited scores of lawmakers' kids to join her on the dais as she was sworn in, calling the House to order "on behalf of all of America's children".

In the U.S., the Democrats have manoeuvred to pass legislation with the support of new Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the only woman ever to serve as speaker.

In her remarks before she took the oath, Pelosi listed the Democrats' agenda, saying they must address climate change, what she called the "existential threat of our time". Tammy Duckworth of Illinois, Rep. Cheri Bustos of Illinois, Rep. Stephanie Murphy of Florida, Rep. John Lewis of Georgia, Rep. Joe Kennedy of Massachusetts, Rep. Marcia Fudge of OH, and Stacey Abrams, who unsuccessfully ran for governor of Georgia.

The demographic splits in which Trump-district Democrats voted for Pelosi and which didn't are interesting as well.

"Whatever you want to call it", Trump said as senior Democrats refuse to agree to any partial government shutdown-ending package that would specifically allocate funds for a "wall". People familiar with the session but not authorized to speak publicly described Trump as holding forth at length on a range of subjects but said he made clear he was firm in his demand for $5.6 billion in wall funding and in rejecting the Democrats' request to reopen the government.

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Putting Pelosi's name forward for nomination, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries of NY, the incoming Democratic caucus chair, recounted her previous accomplishments - passing the Affordable Care Act, helping the country out of the Great Recession - as preludes to her next ones.

"But let each of us pledge that when we disagree, we will respect each other and we will respect the truth", she added, in a likely dig at the president's aggressive style and his propensity to embellish facts.

Thursday evening's budget vote in the House of Representatives came after Nancy Pelosi, a Democrat from California, was again elected as Speaker. The Republican side in the House is still made up mostly of white men, and in the Senate Republicans bolstered their ranks in the majority.

Pelosi always projected confidence that she would reclaim the Speaker's gavel, but faced criticism and pushback along the way.

Pelosi was expected to win her speaker election. The House voted, the House did its job.

That means almost a dozen Democrats from Trump districts voted for Pelosi: Reps. As part of the agreement, Pelosi backed a proposal to enact term limits for the party's top three leaders.

He offered his warm congratulations to newly elected House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, praising what he called her "tremendous, tremendous achievement".

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