President Donald Trump being flanked by several bald Border Patrol officers at a White House press conference became the butt of jokes Thursday, despite his serious attempt to blame Democrats for the stand-off over border wall funding and subsequent government shutdown.
The six-bill package passed the House 241-190 Thursday night, and the short-term Homeland Security spending bill passed 239-192.
About a quarter of the federal government shut down last month as a result of an impasse between the White House and the Congress over whether to provide billions of USA dollars for President Donald Trump's long-promised border wall.
Much of the media has been excited about Tlaib and Ilhan Omar becoming the first Muslim women elected to Congress. Leftist activist Linda Sarsour attended Tlaib's swearing-in ceremony. "And I said baby, they don't because we're gonna go in there and impeach the motherf--er".
"We will call upon bold thinking to address the disparity of income in America, which is at the root of the crisis of confidence felt by so many Americans", Pelosi said. They did agree to a new round of weekend talks between staff members and White House officials. He said terrorists, drugs and criminals were coming to the United States through Mexico and needed to be stopped.
Pelosi remains firm on not funding Trump's border wall.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi regained the gavel on Thursday, announcing a dramatically new direction for the House after eight years of Republican control. "I think the people of this country think I am right", Trump said, adding that it "could be a long time" before the government reopens.
They are all but dead on arrival in the Senate, where the Republican leadership has vowed not to bring them up for a vote because they do not pass muster with the president.
Republican and Democratic leaders have been invited to meet with President Trump at the White House on Friday to continue their negotiations.
However, Democratic House reps like Ro Khanna from California, Tim Ryan from OH and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez from NY have spoken out against it. Ocasio-Cortez tweeted that she plans to vote no on the rules and that PAYGO is "a dark political maneuver created to hamstring progress on healthcare+other leg".
"Hello, everybody, lovely place, I haven't seen it", President Donald Trump said as he walked in, wishing the press assembled a happy new year.
Trump, whose own bid for 2020 already is underway, faces potential challenges from the ranks of Senate Democrats under Chuck Schumer.
Before addressing his demand for funding for a wall, Trump congratulated Pelosi on her election to speaker of the House.
The White House said Trump made calls Thursday to the family of Cpl.
Congress was re-opened on Thursday amid a government shutdown in the US.
"We enter this new Congress with a sense of great hope and confidence for the future and deep humility", Pelosi said in remarks shortly after being elected to the speakership. Trump is demanding funding for a wall on the Mexican border. "When Congress allows a president to dictate ridiculous demands and lets petty partisanship prevent the timely passage of appropriations bills, we abdicate that responsibility".