A New Generation of Activists Is in the House

Lloyd Doyle
November 9, 2018

He also belittled the number of high-profile Democrats, including his predecessor Barack Obama, who crisscrossed the nation to support their candidates, while suggesting that he alone was responsible for the Republican triumphs. If they fail to do so, Trump will maintain control of the narrative in what should be an accountability moment for his presidency and a policy-shift moment for the country.

'It really could be a handsome bipartisan type of situation, ' he said of their relationship. They are the first Muslim women elected to Congress. Michigan Democrat Tlaib and the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party's nominee Omar will secure their respective seats in strongly Democratic districts following primary victories earlier this year.

'I give her a lot of credit. After his decisive 8-percentage-point victory in OH in 2016 and another strong GOP statewide showing Tuesday, the future Democratic presidential nominee might decide to bypass OH in favor of other traditional swing states that appear more inviting.

"I think the message is, figure out what you can do together and do it", McConnell said, adding that the Affordable Care Act needs to be fixed but that any effort to fix the Obama-era law would have to be done "on a bipartisan basis".

He acknowledged that both DeSantis and Scott did well at reaching out to Hispanic voters - a possible struggle for Trump in two years if he keeps doubling down on fear of immigrants and revoking birthright citizenship. He is also planning to push House Democrats to move a bill increasing the federal minimum wage.

He said he focused on the Senate races, as touring the individual districts for House races would require too much travel. 'The Democrats will come to us with a plan for infrastructure, a plan for healthcare, a plan for whatever they are looking at'.

So far, though, no one has mounted a serious direct challenge to Pelosi, and some are reluctant to take on the first female speaker after an election that brought a record number of women to the polls and to the House. In addition, Lamb has resisted endorsing House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., for speaker of the House.

Although they have not determined precisely which investigations to launch next year, Democrats are expected to scrutinise Trump administration policies on immigration, education and health care, and to examine his personal finances and potential connections to Russian Federation.

At her news conference, she said Democrats would seek compromise with the president, but "must stand our ground".

Pelosi was a boogeyman for the GOP during the election, as they ran ad after ad against Democratic House candidates, trying them to the liberal from San Francisco.


Dems tend to do well in urban areas but the real story Tuesday may have been Democratic gains in the suburbs, said Weinfeld, the MSU expert.

Yesterday's results in OH and Florida serve as a reminder to Democrats of challenges the party's nominee could face in two states that have provided some of the most hard-fought presidential contests of the past two decades.

"They're not going to turn over stuff to the House", said Joe diGenova, an informal Trump legal adviser.

He said: "I'm proud of what happened".

"To have Walker lose is a significant turning point that the right candidate in 2020 could win all of these states" across the industrial north, Democratic pollster Paul Maslin, who advised Democratic Sen.

Representative Adam Smith of Washington state, who is likely to become chairman of the Armed Services Committee, has made it clear one of the first topics he wants the new Democratic-held House to hold hearings on is troop deployments to the Mexican border.

The entire House of Representatives votes for speaker in a roll call vote on the first day of the new Congress. Whoever has a majority of votes wins.

Depending on who you asked ahead of Election Night, the 2018 midterms were a referendum on President Donald Trump and the Republican-controlled Congress.

Sanders, who is considering another run at the Democratic nomination in 2020, has often derided the Trump as a fraud who lied to struggling Americans during his campaign. Trump remains very popular in the region, spanning from the politically swing-voting Hamilton County eastward along a string of Ohio River counties that the president carried by more than 30 percentage points. Already the only woman to have held the job, she would also become one of the few lawmakers to reclaim the gavel after losing it. 'It just makes all the difference in the world in the leverage you have in your conversations'. But their rapid rise to stardom in the Democratic party has kicked off public discussions about viability for presidential office in 2020. "Thank to you all!" even though his party just lost control of the House.

She added: 'It's what I anticipate, I expect and what I thrive on'.

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