116th Congress takes office as the most diverse in US history

Day 13: Dems pass funding plan without wall, Trump digs in

On Day 1 in power, House Democrats challenge Trump

Democrats control 235 seats compared with 199 for House Republicans after the "blue wave" midterms in November 2018.

"We're not doing a wall", Pelosi told reporters at a news conference Thursday night, according to the AP.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has made it clear that impeachment is not a priority for her new Democratic majority, but she faces pressure from the left flank to more aggressively pursue the issue.

On Thursday Democratic committee chairs - newly vested with subpoena power - began to lay out their plans to investigate President Trump and his administration. "We shouldn't be impeaching for a political reason".

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

Trump has invited congressional leaders to the White House on Friday to discuss the stalemate.

It would also include a separate measure to fund the departments of Agriculture, Interior, Housing and Urban Development and others closed by the partial shutdown.

The Pelosi-led House is voting later tonight EST and will push Trump and his party to the wall on this on their Day One. He has maintained a demand for $5.7 billion - while the Democrats lowered their offer from under $2 billion to nothing. Seven Republicans voted with the Democrats.

The House strategy could allow Senate Republicans to pass legislation that would reopen most of the government while setting aside the debate over the border wall.

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While celebrating the Democratic diversity during the swearing-in ceremonies, some on social media highlighted the contrast to the Republican members, who are mostly white men. With nowhere to run or hide, Republicans are in a bind while Trump does not care for anything other than what right wing commentators are telling him.

Even if the legislation doesn't have the border money Trump wants, Gardner said, "We can pass legislation that has the appropriations number in it while we continue to get more but we should continue to do our jobs and get the government open and let Democrats explain why they no longer support border security".

Ahead of the final vote, Pelosi deployed her deal-making abilities to win over detractors, and by mid-December, she appeared to have secured the votes necessary to prevail after negotiating an agreement with some of the Democrats who had been lobbying to block her from the speakership. She will be the first to regain the gavel since legendary Sam Rayburn of Texas in 1955. "Two months ago, the American people spoke and demanded a new dawn".

"President Donald Trump is a direct and serious threat to our country", she wrote in the op-ed published in the Detroit Free Press with John Bonifaz, co-founder of the nonprofit Free Speech For People.

"As I have stated many times, if the Democrats take over the House or Senate, there will be disruption to the Financial Markets". Republicans still hold the majority in the Senate. "Why doesn't the Pelosi bill do that?" said White House counselor Kellyanne Conway. She promised to end discrimination against LGBTQ Americans, address gun violence and climate change.

Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, hours after she assumed leadership of the chamber, invited President Donald Trump to give his State of the Union speech on January 29.

That means the shutdown is sure to continue. "He didn't make it to me", Pelosi said of Pence.

"Could be a long time or could be quickly", Trump said during lengthy public comments at a Cabinet meeting, his first public appearance of the new year.

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