House Democrats on Wednesday voted to take the reins of the House of Representative after a year of chaos and chaos.
They’ll also take the gavel for the first time in eight years.
The new Republican majority has already passed a raft of anti-union legislation, passed an unpopular tax bill, and will be on the brink of enacting yet another major piece of legislation — the so-called “nuclear option” that will require the Senate to approve any major new legislation that it doesn’t already have.
This is going to be a very, very challenging year for Democrats, particularly on the left.
They have been in power for nearly four years now and they’re just beginning to see what it’s going to take for them to finally get things done.
House Democrats will face the reality that they need to make sure that they are taking the Senate’s advice on major policy decisions, even if they are opposed to the policies they are passing, and that they’re not letting Republicans make the decisions that they want to make, said Rep. Steve Israel (D-NY).
“We’re going to have to make the tough decisions and that’s where we will find out if we are able to govern,” he said.
The Democrats in the House are the only party that has a real shot at making the next steps forward in the next Congress.
They are the ones that have had a lot of success in getting legislation through the Senate, and they will have a real chance to do so again.
Republicans are still holding a majority in the Senate and they are still in the majority.
Democrats have a lot to learn.
They can learn from the House.
They’re going into the first legislative session without any legislative accomplishments.
But they also have a very big challenge ahead of them, said Sen. Joe Manchin (D, WV).
“The House is the one place where they can take this big step forward and they need the support of the American people to do that,” he told the Associated Press.
This marks the first Democratic-controlled House in eight decades, and it’s also the first one that is in danger of being taken over by Republicans.
The Democratic majority has a huge advantage in the 113th Congress, with a majority of just one chamber.
But if they can’t get their agenda through the House, they’ll have to take over the Senate in an election year.
And if they want their agenda to be enacted, they’re going in a different direction than Republicans, said Representative Keith Ellison (D.MN), the longest-serving member of the Democratic caucus in Congress.
“They are going to need a new way of governing, and a new approach to politics, a new style of leadership and a different approach to the American public,” he added.