Listen: Nancy Pelosi elected speaker of House of Representatives
"New congress opened the leadership elections in the house of representatives and anti Pelosi's official nomination for speaker of the house House Democratic caucus, chairman Hakeem Jeffries. It is with great joy that I rise today as directed by the House Democratic caucus to place the name of Nancy Pelosi in nomination and Jeffries got a standing ovation with this house. Democrats are down with NDP Nancy. L asandra. Once and future speaker of the United States Representative as Pelosi won, the majority of the votes. He was officially welcomed as the new speaker of the house by new house minority leader Kevin McCarthy, extend my hand of friendship to every member of this body into the speaker of the house, Nancy Pelosi extent, you this gavel in her acceptance speech, Nancy Pelosi outlined, some of our top priorities, we must be champions of the middle class. She promised to protect healthcare while she also pledged to take reasonable gun control legislation and Pelosi pledged to play a central role in ending. The current partial government shutdown reminding reporters that giving President Trump more than five billion dollars for his border wall is not going to happen. The president has said Mexico's going to pay for this on. Let's anchor ourselves into reality. Mexico is not going to pay for this wall. So no the Senate began its new session as well. The Senate will come to order. Nice President Mike Pence presided over the proceedings the new Senate is much like the old Senate except the Republicans expanded their majority to fifty three but leadership remained pretty much the same. And so did many of the issues of get off on the wrong foot with House Democrats using their platform, reproduce political statements rather than Syria solutions. Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell, referring to a house Bill to reopen. The federal government. It's a Bill that Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer supports the two bills. We proposed separate the wall fight from the government shutdown. You don't have to have one. Even if you can't resolve the other, but McConnell double down. The Senate will not take up any proposal that does not have a real chance of passing this chamber and getting a presidential signature hundred new democratic control the house passed a plan late in the evening to reopen. Most of the shuddered parts of the federal government through September thirtieth on this vote. The as are two hundred and forty one and the nays are one hundred and ninety. The Bill is passed funding the homeland security department, which includes the border wall was not part of the Bill while the Bill is not likely to pass in the Senate, there appears to be some cracks in the wall. Colorado Republican Senator Cory Gardner became I in his caucus to say, congress should reopen the federal government even without border wall. Funding Republican Susan Collins of Maine agreed and Republican Senator Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia indicated she might also support the plan all eyes now turn to the White House. Where President Trump is expected to meet with house and Senate leaders for second time this week to discuss a way forward to end the government shutdown and tackle the border wall issue. Linda Kenyon, Washington. You're gauging fear. Among investors about a"