Published: Mon, January 07, 2019
World Media | By Shelia Harmon

Pelosi invites Trump to deliver State of Union address

Pelosi invites Trump to deliver State of Union address

McConnell's stance prompted angry attacks Thursday from new House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and other Democrats, who insisted they were trying to give Republicans a way out of the standoff by passing two pieces of legislation: one a package of six spending bills that were negotiated on a bipartisan basis in the Senate and would reopen almost all the federal agencies that have been shuttered since December 22, and the second a stopgap spending bill through February 8 covering only the Department of Homeland Security.

"We are not doing a wall".

Tlaib is the first Palestinian-American woman to be elected to Congress. He then left without taking questions from reporters.

Democrats took control of the House of Representatives this week and elected Pelosi to a post she first held from 2007 to 2011.

Hours before the vote, the White House said advisers to President Donald Trump would recommend that he veto the measure if Congress passed it without any additional money for Trump's proposed wall along the US-Mexico border.

This detailed plan was influenced by the "first 100 days" of Franklin Delano Roosevelt's presidency - a term he coined - in which he pushed 15 major laws through Congress. Setting this timetable allowed Democrats to say, "We're going to have significant change, and we're going to do it even faster", according to Andrew Smith, director of the University of New Hampshire Survey Center.

"The fact is a wall is an immorality". "This is national security we're talking about", he said at a cabinet meeting ahead of the meeting with Pelosi, Schumer and top Republicans.

The new Congress Pelosi's now presiding over seats a record number of female lawmakers and is the most racially and ethnically diverse, including a new generation of Muslims, Latinos, Native Americans and African-Americans.

President Donald Trump speaks in the press briefing room at the White House, Jan. 3, 2019, in Washington. Instead, out walked Trump, flanked by members of the unions that represent border patrol and immigration enforcement agents.

New House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said no funding for the wall would be made available. "Those most vulnerable to his administration's cruelty are counting on us to act - act to remove the president and put this country on a path to true justice", the op-ed reads.

I know they want to do that very badly, and so do I. So, hopefully, we're going to have a lot of things that we can get done together. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has said the Senate will not consider them, because he only wants to call a vote on a funding measure Trump would sign.

"House Democrats are shortchanging border security and prolonging the shutdown in order to score political points against the President".

The bills passed by the House of Representatives would fund homeland security operations, including $1.3bn in border security, until 8 February, and fund several other agencies until September. However the Republican majority in the upper chamber is short of the 60 votes necessary to pass budget bills under Senate rules. Under the regained speakership of Pelosi, the House Democrats have made it easier to spend taxpayer money, ignore the debt ceiling, and raise taxes.

The broader measure includes funding for the remainder of the fiscal year for every government agency now closed, with the exception of agencies within the Department of Homeland Security.

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