History Repeats Itself: Nancy Pelosi Elected Speaker of the House

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History Repeats Itself: Nancy Pelosi Elected Speaker of the House
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History Repeats Itself: Nancy Pelosi Elected Speaker of the House
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Earlier today, Nancy Pelosi was re-elected as Speaker of the United States House of Representatives. This is Pelosi’s second time being elected as Speaker of the House. She previously served in the position from 2007 to 2011. Pelosi was also twice elected House Minority Leader.

Pelosi received 220 votes in the House of Representatives, beating GOP front runner Kevin McCarthy. 12 Democrats chose to vote for someone other than Pelosi, and another 3 voted for no one at all. 6 Republicans voted for candidates other than Kevin McCarthy.

President Trump is currently engaged in budget negotiations with Democratic leadership. The US government remains in a partial shutdown while Republicans and Democrats reach a funding deal. The budget negotiations center around funding for the border wall, as Democratic leadership has thus far rejected the requests.

Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer met with President Trump last month to discuss avoiding the government shutdown. During the meeting, President Trump insisted on funding for the border wall. Both Pelosi and Schumer said they were unwilling to include border wall funding in any compromise. The president plainly stated he would be willing to shutdown the government if they were unwilling to compromise on funding for the border wall.

During the meeting last month, Pelosi insisted that a budget deal with funding for the wall would be unable to pass in the House of Representatives. President Trump disagreed, insisting it could pass in the House of Representatives but would be unable to obtain the 60 votes necessary to pass in the Senate without Schumer’s support. The president’s assessment turned out to be true, when the bill passed in the House of Representatives but was rejected in the Senate. It’s unclear how much longer the government will remain shutdown, and who will benefit the most from the inevitable compromise.

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