The proposal comes amid a scramble to rescue failing pension plans that more than 1 million Americans are counting on.
Nancy Pelosi is confident she can put down a Democratic insurrection in a fight with implications for the party, the 2020 campaign and deciding who takes on President Trump.
Pelosi says a new rule would protect the middle class. Some Democrats to her left see a new hurdle for Medicare-for-all and other liberal programs.
The talks come ahead of a Dec. 7 deadline when government funding partially runs out.
In an electoral year marked by a record number of women joining the House, incoming female Democrats may help decide Nancy Pelosi’s fate.
Democrats are emboldened by the midterm elections, as their expected House majority continues to grow to a dozen seats or more. That has them ready to resist the president.
Sen. Patrick Leahy dismissed Trump’s criticism blaming the massive wildfires on poor fire management.
They want to make Republicans vote on an issue that helped define the midterm campaigns.
The White House and new Democratic House majority are on a collision course
"I have no commitments or anything there," the U.S. Senate candidate says.