The House speaker noted that if the GOP backs the president on an emergency declaration, a future Democratic president could declare an emergency on gun violence.
The longest-serving member of Congress died of complications from prostate cancer on Feb. 7.
Neither Democrats, who consider it a victory, nor Republicans seem all that happy about the $300 billion spending legislation that is likely to pass Congress this week.
The longest-serving member of Congress represented the Midwest of auto manufacturing and unions. Pelosi was the change agent emblematic of the party’s shift to the coasts.
The state’s congressional Democrats reserved judgment on Herring and Fairfax but want Northam to resign.
Some are urging a consistency of the cause even if it cuts short the career of a rising star. Others say a top priority is retaining control of the governor’s mansion.
The changes that swept Washington after November’s elections were apparent Tuesday, but Trump worked hard to keep the spotlight on Republican priorities.
In 2009, a GOP congressman yelled “You lie” at Obama. Two years later, lawmakers honored a wounded colleague, Gabrielle Giffords. Yet the feel-good bipartisanship seems more distant in today’s political climate.
Gavel in hand, Democratic chairmen are holding hearings on issues such as ballot access and health care. Next up: presidential tax returns and questioning Trump’s acting attorney general.
Communications aide Kelly Sadler had said at a closed-door staff meeting that McCain's opposition to Gina Haspel as CIA director did not matter because “he's dying anyway.”