Pelosi invites Trump to deliver State of the Union on January 29

Pelosi invites Trump to deliver State of the Union on January 29

New Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has said she won't support funding for a wall, saying it's expensive and ineffective.

Representative Nancy Pelosi, a California Democrat, was elected the new speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Thursday, the first day of a new, divided Congress.

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. "Does anyone have any doubt that we're not doing a wall?" The US president also held an impromptu presser Thursday afternoon that included, however, no new announcements. She was the first woman to take the post in 2007 and is now the first women to return to the post.

A new US Congress has been sworn in with Democrats taking back control of the House.

The President said he had been sitting in the Oval Office with the border patrol agents in a previously scheduled meeting and decided he wanted to "see the press" so the agents could "tell them about the importance of the wall".

"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. Yeah, one dollar. The fact is a wall is an immorality.

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Pelosi, elected speaker 220-192, took the gavel saying US voters "demanded a new dawn" in the November election that swept the Democrats to a House majority and are looking to "the beauty of our Constitution" to provide checks and balances on power. "But essentially we need protection in our country". Asked how people would manage without a financial safety net, he declared: "The safety net is going to be having a strong border because we're going to be safe". "The people of our country want it". Gridlock near-certain Indeed, progressives will be eager to push back with greater effect against an administration they believe has overstepped its authority and abused power in the almost two years since Trump's inauguration. Without a very strong form of barrier - call it what you will.

"Build the Wall", the Republican president demanded on Twitter.

Passage of the spending packages will not move Congress closer to reopening nine unfunded federal departments for now.

Many GOP senators are up for re-election in 2020 in states, including Colorado and ME, where voters have mixed views of Trump's performance in the White House.

"The Administration has made it clear that the Government needs an investment of at least $5 billion for border security, along with the flexibility necessary to utilize these funds efficiently", a statement of administration policy stated. "Why doesn't the Pelosi bill do that?" said White House counselor Kellyanne Conway.

While the "blue wave" swept dozens of House Republicans out of Congress last November, Trump's party managed to modestly expand its majority in the Senate to 57-43, meaning Washington gridlock is nearly certain to deepen. "Let's not waste the time". That bill passed 241-190, with seven Republicans joining Democrats to vote yes.

"Hopefully we're going to work together and we're going to get lots of things done, like infrastructure and so much more".

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