Speaker again, Pelosi sees 'new dawn' for 116th Congress

Speaker again, Pelosi sees 'new dawn' for 116th Congress

Speaker again, Pelosi sees 'new dawn' for 116th Congress

The remarks came on the 13th day of a partial government shutdown as Democrats have officially taken control of the House and negotiations to fund the government have reached a stalemate due to ongoing disputes about border security and wall funding.

Trump, who insists on 5.6 billion dollars in funding for a wall on the US-Mexico border, made a surprise appearance in the White House briefing room to comment on the topic.

Hector Garza, vice president-at-large of the National Border Patrol Council and an agent at the Texas border, added that "murderers and rapists" are coming in this country "on a daily basis" and that a wall "will be able to stop that".

The Democrats who control the House passed the bills that would fund the departments of State, Commerce, Agriculture, Labor, Treasury and other agencies through September 30, the end of the current fiscal year.

The bill will also reportedly require presidential nominees to disclose 10 years' worth of tax returns shortly after they become a nominee. "In that spirit, Democrats will be offering the Senate Republican appropriations legislation to re-open government later today - to meet the needs of the American people, and to protect our borders", she said.

Mr McConnell called the Democrats' move a "total nonstarter" and a "political sideshow". -Mexican border wall - opposed by Democrats - as part of any legislation funding government agencies.

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi of California, who is expected to lead the 116th Congress as speaker of the House, is applauded at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019. She was the House speaker from 2007 to 2011 when her Democratic Party controlled the lower chamber.

Trump appeared at the hastily organized briefing to congratulate Democratic Rep. Nancy Pelosi on her election as the next House speaker and to reiterate his demand for a southern border wall.

Later, she told reporters: "We're not doing a wall. a wall is an immorality between countries. It's an old way of thinking, it isn't cost effective".

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What is new about this Congress?

Cohen was the third Democrat (besides Sherman and Green) to introduce articles of impeachment in 2017, when he piled on five separate charges and attracted 17 co-sponsors, but like his comrades, was unable to bring the matter to a vote. She is the only woman ever to serve as speaker and will preside over the most diverse U.S. House in history, including a record number of women and Latinos.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of NY also became the youngest woman ever elected to Congress.

The stopgap measure is meant to give lawmakers and the White House 30 days to negotiate.

"As I have stated many times, if the Democrats take over the House or Senate, there will be disruption to the Financial Markets".

Most speakers have been elected with unanimous support from their party or a smattering of opposition. "We appreciate President Trump and all of his efforts in getting us those physical barriers".

Trump said ahead of his White House session with the congressional leaders that the partial shutdown will last "as long as it takes" to get the funding he wants.

Democrats, on the other hand, spoke of families unable to pay bills and called on Trump to reopen the government while negotiations continue.

Democrats won the majority of the House in the November mid-term elections, and the new representatives were sworn in on Thursday. Republicans under retiring Speaker Paul Ryan all but gave up trying to the muscle the conservative House Freedom Caucus in line.

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