Dem Plans Impeachment Articles for Trump

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She is the only woman to have served as speaker.

Pelosi, a liberal who represents San Francisco, will lead a House with 235 Democrats, 199 Republicans and one seat in North Carolina still being contested.

"That sends the wrong message about who we are as a country."

"Democrats have been committed to protecting our borders". Rob Bishop, John Curtis and Chris Stewart - voted for House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif. Trump says people then couldn't enter unless they were a "champion pole vaulter".

Representative Nancy Pelosi of California, who was poised to be elected House Speaker yesterday, said the chamber would vote on two measures to reopen the government that mirror legislation that the Senate had already passed with Republican support only to be rejected by Mr Trump.

Sanders described that approach as a "non-starter because it does not fund our homeland security or keep American families safe from human trafficking, drugs and crime".

Congressional leaders from both parties held unproductive talks with Trump at the White House on Wednesday and are to return for another round on Friday, a sign the shutdown is likely to continue at least for the rest of the week.

"No, we are not giving up", Trump added.

Meanwhile, a partial federal government shutdown over Trump's insistence that lawmakers fund a southern border wall neared the two-week mark.

The Republican side in the House is still made up mostly of white men, and in the Senate Republicans bolstered their ranks in the majority.

"That doesn't mean we take any joy in the fact that there is a Trump shutdown".

After the meeting, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said, "I don't think any particular progress was made". Instead, Trump repeatedly pushed for the $5.6 billion he has demanded. "I think that is an open discussion in terms of the law".

"The Democrats know they can't win based on all of the achievements of 'Trump, ' so they are going all out on the desperately needed Wall and Border Security - and Presidential Harassment".

"It could be a long time", Trump told reporters during a cabinet meeting, "or it could be quickly".

Trump's meeting with Pelosi and Schumer was his first since an acrimonious Oval Office meeting with the pair on Dec 11.

Democrats have taken the majority in the House, where the Constitution says impeachment proceedings must begin.

House Democratic leaders have settled on a legislative strategy to reopen the government, with votes expected on proposals just hours after the party takes control on Thursday, a Democratic aide confirms to CNN. "Let's not get off on the wrong foot with House Democrats using their platform to produce political statements rather than serious solutions".

Pelosi, 78, was first elected to the House in 1987 and has pledged to push legislation that would prompt large federal investments in infrastructure projects that Trump also has expressed an interest in tackling.

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