The Republicans also not only maintained their majority in the Senate but added several seats.
Rep. Cheney was elected to a role formerly held by her father, vice president Dick Cheney, who served as House Republican Conference Chair from 1987 to 1989.
Scott's participation in the photo op - walking and talking like an elected US senator - is a show of force by McConnell and Republicans a day after Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and Nelson appeared together in Washington about 20 feet away from McConnell's office. "That unity has been our strength, and it will continue to be as strong as ever in the 116th Congress", he said. Lisa Murkowski stepped away from her post after losing a primary challenge. Jordan is a leader of the conservative House Freedom Caucus. Steny Hoyer and James Clyburn, are all in their 70s.
Porter typically eschews labels, but she told HuffPost that she plans to join the Congressional Progressive Caucus and the Medicare for All Caucus. It's not a where-you-come-from geographic thing. "It is [that] this leadership team needs to turn the reins over to the next generation of Democrats. The American people demand it - thats what they want, thats how they voted, and we need to listen to them". "There are places for improvements, and there are also places he was been very successful at", he said.
Voting for the biggest race, Nancy Pelosi's bid to return as the Democrats' nominee for speaker, is later this month. Rice said they have the requisite signatures, but did not provide a date for releasing the letter.
While the faces of Democratic Senate leadership remained largely the same, Republicans saw a shake-up due to term limits and retirements.
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These are Angry People, including the highly conflicted Bob Mueller, who worked for Obama for 8 years. The text of Trump's tweets: "The inner workings of the Mueller investigation are a total mess".
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The passages containing Assange's name appear in a sex trafficking case that involves national security concerns. The charges "need to remain sealed until Assange is arrested", Dwyer added later.
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For Republicans, South Dakota Sen. John Thune, who will replace Texas Sen. The GOP whip, Sen. Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley will replace Utah Sen.
When asked whether being third in the presidential line of succession gave him any pause, Grassley replied, "none whatsoever".
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Funding for the Department of Homeland Security and a handful of other agencies runs out December 7, and a partial shutdown would go into effect unless Congress and Trump act before then.
McCarthy, who has been majority leader under Ryan, acknowledged Republicans "took a beating" in the suburbs in last week's national elections, especially as the ranks of GOP female lawmakers plummeted to just 13.
"Unless it is a miracle, we are going to vote against them", Mr. Palmer said. McConnell said that such legislation is unnecessary because he doesn't think Mueller's probe is in danger.
Mimi Walters nor Republican candidate Young Kim has produced evidence to back up their charges that Democrats are trying to steal the election.
Despite all these factors, McConnell seemed adamant the deadline wouldn't result in a shutdown. We're going to have to work harder.