Pelosi: We're Giving 'Nothing for the Wall'

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez already has plans to defy Pelosi

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"It's on", Democrat Hakeem Jeffries, a new member of House leadership who is seen by some as a potential future House speaker, tweeted Wednesday. In this case, it was by winning back the Democratic majority and amassing the votes for the speaker's job.

Democrats will once again be the majority in the House of Representatives on Thursday when the new batch of Congresspeople are sworn in following the midterm elections in November.

Pelosi is one of the few congressional leaders who seem to understand Trump, both being children from famous families now primed for deal-making.

The rule has enraged some progressives because they believe the rule will make it harder for Congress to pass progressive policy aims like Medicare for all or climate change legislation. "I don't think we need to handcuff ourselves in ways that Republicans never have".

"With our first votes, House Democrats - led by members from the National Capital Region - will demonstrate our commitment to restoring support for the federal workforce in Congress".

So far, only Ocasio-Cortez and Khanna have publicly come out against the rules package that includes the pay-go provision. There is also Michigan's Rashida Tlaib and Minnesota's Ilhan Omar, the first two Muslim women to be elected.

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The House's National Capital Region Delegation - made up of Reps. The Democrats have taken over the House today, as the 116Congress officially convenes.

The PAYGO rules date back almost 30 years, to Congress' initial attempts to rein in the budget deficits of the 1980s.

When Democrats took control of Congress in 2007, they included PAYGO provisions in their rules; in 2010, they wrote it into federal law.

Before the shutdown began on December 22, Trump said during a testy meeting with Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, the Democratic senator for NY, that he would take responsibility for any federal government stoppage.

"A vote AGAINST the Democratic Rules package is a vote to let Mick Mulvaney make across the board cuts, unilaterally reversing Democratic initiatives and funding increases", Hammill tweeted at Khanna.

This article was written by Jeff Stein and Mike DeBonis, reporters for The Washington Post.

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