Democrat leader Nancy Pelosi has been elected as the speaker once again.
Nancy Pelosi, leader of the Democrat party becomes speaker of the House, as she was sworn in on Thursday amidst more women in the House.
She was first sworn in 2007 as speaker of the United States House of Representatives, taking it for the second time, Nancy in a statement while being sworn in Said,
“I’m particularly proud to be a woman, Speaker of the house of this Congress, which marks the 100th year of women having the right to vote,” she said.
“And, that we all have the ability and the privilege to serve with over 100 women members of Congress – the largest number in history. ”
“I pledge that this Congress will be transparent, bipartisan and unified,” she added. “Let us respect each other and respect the truth.”
Her winning came in when the United States is facing its government shutdown, which has resulted from Donald Trump US-Mexico Border wall Funding.
Pelosi says “No” to Border Wall.
Amidst the border wall funding, the speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi have disagreed on the funding of the border wall, which she calls it as an immoral act, would, however, approve funds that won’t be for the wall.
“A wall is an immorality between countries,” Pelosi, D-Calif., said Thursday after Democrats passed their own plan to re-open the government. “It’s an old way of thinking. It isn’t cost effective.”
Said Pelosi: “We’re not doing a wall.”
She has however promised to reopen the government, as the Democratic package to end the shutdown includes a bill to temporarily fund the Department of Homeland Security at current levels — with $1.3 billion for border security, far less than Trump has said he wants— through Feb. 8 as bipartisan talks would continue. It was approved, 239-192.
Democrats also approved a separate measure to fund the departments of Agriculture, Interior, Housing and Urban Development and others closed by the partial shutdown. The bill, which would provide money through the end of the fiscal year Sept. 30, was approved, 241-190.
The plans have however been rejected by the Republicans, and still sticking to the funding of the wall.
President Donald Trump congressional Democrats will hold a meeting on Friday to try to strike a deal to end the government shutdown.