In Election with Historic Turnout, House Switches Sides as Check is Delivered on President’s Power

In one of the most hotly contested midterm elections in history the Democratic Party has taken over control of the House of Representatives from Republicans. Thirty-one seats flipped from Republican to Democratic control, while only three flipped from Democratic to Republican control. The twenty-eight seat net-gain was enough to wrest control from Republicans. Democrats needed […]

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Democratic Leaders in Congress Demand Extra $300 Million to Guard Against Potential Interference in 2018 Elections

Democratic congressional leaders Sen. Chuck Schumer and Rep. Nancy Pelosi have demanded an extra $300 million in funding to protect the U.S. from potential Russian meddling in the 2018 midterm elections.  The funding request was made in a letter to Republican leaders, House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Congress is currently […]

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The Federal Government Shuts Down for Five Hours Then Reopens Overnight

The Federal Government shut down for five and a half ours overnight, then reopened as Congress got a sufficient number of votes in line to pass a massive spending bill that will keep the government funded.  The deal increases spending on domestic programs, as well as defense, making it appealing to just enough members on […]

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Pelosi Holds the Floor for a Record 8 Hours, Announces Opposition to Budget Deal Over DACA

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi held the floor yesterday for a record 8 hours and 7 minutes, in what was the longest floor speech in House of Representatives history.  Pelosi was announcing her opposition to a Senate deal on the budget that was reached earlier in the day. Pelosi’s opposition centers on that the budget […]

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Democratic House Leader Nancy Pelosi Calls on Speaker Ryan to Remove Devin Nunes from Intelligence Committee

Democratic House Leader Nancy Pelosi has called on Speaker of the House Paul Ryan to remove Rep. Devin Nunes from his position as chairman of the House Intelligence Committee.  Pelosi wrote a strongly-worded letter to Speaker Ryan today, requesting the change. “From the start, Congressman Nunes has disgraced the House Intelligence Committee.  Since pledging to […]

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Pelosi Rejected Deal that Would Have Reopened the Gov’t – Says Assurances from Speaker Ryan on Immigration Vote Needed

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi rejected a proposal that would reopen the government that Senate Democrats have pledged to support. “I don’t see that there’s any reason — I’m speaking personally and hearing from my members — to support what was put forth,” Pelosi said to reporters.  Both Pelosi and her number two oppose the compromise, but […]

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Nancy Pelosi Raises the Stakes of immigration Negotiations, Calls for “Clean” DREAM Act

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi issued a statement yesterday calling on Democrats to support a clean DREAM Act in negotiations with the White House.  “The confusion of the last week has clouded the debate, but what is clear is that we must insist upon a clean DREAM Act, which is supported overwhelmingly by the American […]

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