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Jan 03, 2019


1. Democrats Assume Control of U.S. House

January 3, 2019 marked the beginning of the 116th Congress. The first order of business was electing Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) as Speaker of the House. Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) will serve as Minority Leader.

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2. House Passes Updated Rules Package

The new Democratic Majority, led by House Rules Committee Chairman Jim McGovern (D-MA), voted on an updated Rules package, which will govern the proceeds of the House of Representative for the entire 116th  Congress.

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3.  Partial Government Shutdown in Full Swing

On December 31, 2018, House Democrats announced their plan to immediately vote on January 3, 2019 on two bills that would address the current partial government shutdown. The first vote would fund all of the unfunded agencies, except for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), through the end of fiscal year 2019. The second vote (in the form of a Continuing Resolution) would fund DHS through February 8, 2019 to further stall the fight over the border wall funding and allow for more time to negotiate specifically on border security.

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