In accepting the gavel, Pelosi will give a nod to the new era of divided government with a pledge to "reach across the aisle in this chamber and across the divisions in this great nation, " according to excerpts of her prepared remarks Thursday.
Democrats seize control of the House on Thursday with fresh voices and new energy as they prepare to take on President Donald Trump, many of them inspired to run because of his presidency. A total of 218 representatives must vote "yes" to pass the new rules, meaning that ordinarily, 18 Democrats would need to vote against the rules package in order for it to fail.
"At a time when climate change threatens our planet, when our infrastructure is crumbling, when 30 million people have no health insurance, I'm concerned that the concept of PAYGO will make it harder for Congress to address the many crises facing our working families", he said in the social media missive. They plan to pass legislation to fund the federal departments now shut down.
Minimum-wage workers are getting a raise in ME and Vermont
In Maine, the minimum wage increased to $11 from $10, while the minimum wage for tipped employees increased to $5.50 from $5. Washington state lawmakers passed a law that boosts its minimum wage to $12 this year and $13.50 in 2020.
Airline to honor $16,000 first-class fares it accidentally sold for $675
The pricing mistake was first noticed several days ago by aviation bloggers, who trawl the internet looking for cheap deals. Airlines often honour tickets sold in error, but practices differ from carrier to carrier and according to circumstances.
Bird Box Challenge compels Netflix to issue danger warning
The title refers to a literal box of birds that her character carries - the birds begin to chirp when the unseen evil approaches. One man starts running and ends up falling down many stairs of a subway entrance, and it looks horrifyingly painful.
Rep. Nancy Pelosi from California is expected to be voted House speaker, returning her to the post she held from 2007 to 2011. Let's just see what Mueller does. "President give me one good reason why you should continue your shutdown of the eight cabinet departments while we are debating our differences on homeland security.' He could not give a good answer", said Schumer. That is set to be followed by the introduction, later this week, of a broad campaign and government bill - one titled "H.R. 1" to emphasize its importance to House Democrats, though the GOP-controlled Senate remains a probable obstacle. Though the House has flipped back to the Democrats, the Republicans increased their majority in the Senate after the midterms.
Well, the government shutdown has lasted over 12 days. "I remain ready and willing to work with Democrats to pass a bill that secures our borders, supports the agents and officers on the ground, and keeps America Safe".
This morning, incoming Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi sat down for an interview with Savannah Guthrie of the TODAY Show.