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House Dems approve plan to re-open government

07 Janvier 2019

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

Pelosi also administered the oath of office to members of the most diverse new Congress ever.

Just 11 of those Democrats voted against Pelosi or voted "present" in their first vote as congressmen, including Rep. Conor Lamb (D-PA), who won a special election last April but took his first vote for speaker on Thursday.

As the partial government shutdown reached its 13th day on Thursday, the White House said newly elected House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will be responsible for brokering a deal with President Trump to reopen the government.

Trump was joined by Pence in the Rose Garden, as well as House Republican leaders Kevin McCarthy and Steve Scalise.

Tlaib is seen as one of a group of progressive new lawmakers elected to Congress.

As Democrats take over the House of Representatives on Thursday, their priorities include ending the government shutdown, passing rules that address the country's deficit and reforming the electoral process.

The bills have nearly no chance of passing the Republican-controlled Senate where Republicans say they will consider only legislation that has President Donald Trump's support.

On the first day of divided government during his administration, Trump cited infrastructure as one area where the White House could work with the Democratic-controlled House.

"Agents deployed smoke, pepper spray and CS gas to a position upwind of the rock throwers and south of the border fence", Customs and Border Protection said in a statement on January 1.

Democrat Nancy Pelosi is back in the Speaker's chair after eight years. She will be the first to regain the gavel since Sam Rayburn of Texas in 1955.

Trump accused the Democrats of playing politics, as his White House signaled he was standing firm in his funding demands. He called her leadership "unparalleled in modern American history".

That means almost a dozen Democrats from Trump districts voted for Pelosi: Reps.

Team Trump presented Del Cueto's positions as embodying most federal employees, though his rhetoric does not align with what other federal employees have said.

To become Speaker requires the support of a majority of all members of the House who are present and voting, a threshold that could be as high as 218 votes.

"Go, kids! Go, kids!" the California Democrat said.

Republicans face their own internal battles as they decide how closely to tie their political fortunes to Trump.

"DHS is part of the federal government, they should be able to be funded as well", she said. He faced six "no" votes from his now-shrunken GOP minority.

The White House has rejected the Democratic package. Democrats hope to quickly send it to the Senate, where it has bipartisan support. "You can call it a barrier, you can call it it whatever you want, but essentially we need protection in this country", the president said after congratulating Pelosi. Elizabeth Warren of MA, mocking her claim to Native American ancestry.

The halls of the Capitol were bustling with arrivals, children in the arms of many new lawmakers. He also criticized Pelosi for visiting Hawaii.

Democratic congressional leaders speak to the media outside the White House on Friday. Rep. Jim Cooper, D-Tenn., voted "present".

Congress overturned a two century-long ban on hats so that Minnesota's Ilhan Omar could wear her hijab on the House floor. "#unapologeticallyMe", she wrote on Twitter.

House Dems approve plan to re-open government