Representative Nancy Pelosi officially becomes House Speaker, as swearing in is happening today on Capitol Hill.
Democrats take control of the U.S. House and here is an official class photo of new House members at the US Capitol on November 14, 2018
History is being made today as a record number of women are sworn in as part of the 116th Congress. There is now 126 women in the NEW Congress, however there’s still a divide as 76% of men makeup Congress still.
US Democrats have vowed to pass bills that would end a government shutdown, when they take control of the House when Congress reconvenes on Thursday.
As for President Donald Trump’s Mexican border wall, the cause of the shutdown, the bills will not include funding. The partial shutdown has now lasted 13 days, affecting some 800,000 workers.