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Key House Democrat promises hearings on GOP tax package

09 November 2018

"Now you don't have to worry if you're going to call me congressman or congresswoman or congress lady", Blackburn said in her victory speech.

Over her lengthy congressional career, Waters has emerged as a fierce critic of big banks like Goldman Sachs Group Inc, JPMorgan Chase & Co and Citigroup Inc and plans to increase oversight of those firms in her new role. "Thank to you all!" even though his party just lost control of the House.

Few leaders have reclaimed the House speaker's office after losing it and, as the first woman to wield the gavel, Pelosi's ascent would be a milestone.

But at 78, she knows her tenure on Capitol Hill is likely coming to a close, even if she refuses to put a date on it.

Waters, 80, has represented Los Angeles in Congress since 1991.

But what does it mean for both voters and Trump now that control of Congress is split between Democrats and Republicans?

Pelosi has campaigned tirelessly this election season.

VoteCast reported that more women voted for Democratic candidates than men. Instead, the Donald Trump-backed Republican Ron DeSantis defeated the Barack Obama-endorsed Andrew Gillum by over 55,000 votes on Tuesday, leaving the Florida governorship in the hands of the GOP.

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"Mia Love gave me no love and she lost", Trump said. "It's about our country".

The top Democrat on the House Intelligence panel, Adam Schiff of California, has pushed for answers on the administration's response to the killing of USA -based journalist Jamal Khashoggi by Saudi operatives in Turkey.

The Democratic victory in the U.S. House of Representatives could echo from Moscow to Beijing to Riyadh, with empowered Democrats now able to launch new investigations into President Donald Trump's worldwide business empire and his political dealings with the rest of the world.

While Democratic Party strategists spin their own narratives, the liberty movement is pivoting to the next major battleground: regulatory reform.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif., right, steps away from the podium as House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, D-Md., makes the thumbs up sign, after Pelosi spoke about Democratic gains in the House of Representatives to a crowd of Democratic supporters during an election night returns event at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, in Washington.

For Trump, "while Tuesday's results may have been bruising, in historical terms they are far from a re-election death sentence", says Politico.

Nancy Pelosi predicted that her party would win big during the Midterms.

"I don't think anyone deserves anything", Mrs. Pelosi said in response to the president's comments.

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Constituents would show up at her family's door, needing favours from her father, who kept a file card system of requests asked and answered.

The results came nearly two years after women marched in Washington and cities across the country to oppose the inauguration of President Donald Trump.

After two years of being blocked by the White House and the Trump Organization, Democrats hope the new year brings a new day on such issues as foreign government spending at Trump properties, Trump's foreign licensing deals, Trump administration ties to lobbyists and special interests, and spending by Trump's charitable foundation. Among those expected were Trump's adult children, White House aides, Republican officials and presidential friends.

"People will see a Congress that is very different than we have now", Ms Pelosi said while campaigning in Arizona days before the election.

They argue that such favors to Trump include Chinese government trademarks for his companies, payments for hotel room stays and event-space rentals by representatives of Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, and proceeds from Chinese or Emirati-linked government purchases of office space in Trump Tower.

Those who fell in the House included House Rules Committee Chairman Pete Sessions, whose Dallas district rejected he and Trump and voted Democratic. But being elected as speaker in January requires the majority of the whole House - 218 votes.

"I did my best to reflect this constituency to the best of my ability", he said.

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Key House Democrat promises hearings on GOP tax package