Ocasio-Cortez Spends 1st Day On Capitol Hill Protesting At Pelosi’s Office

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Republicans and Democrats in the Senate and House must also choose new leaders, with Nancy Pelosi, the Democrats' leader for the past 16 years, making a strong bid to become House speaker in a closed-door November 28 party leadership election.

While Jordan enjoyed support from members of his own Freedom Caucus - and from having a smaller and more conservative Republican minority in the House - he simply didn't have wide enough support to defeat McCarthy.

McCarthy did not have the votes to be elected speaker on the floor in 2015, which led to Paul D. Ryan's rise to speaker.

McCarthy has vowed to lead Republicans back into the majority over the next two years.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the Democratic socialist Congresswoman-elect from NY, went to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's (D-CA) office for the first time Tuesday to participate in a sit-in with environmental activists demanding a "green new deal" on climate change.

House Republicans quietly lifted Steve Scalise to the No. 2 leadership position (he retains the same title, Whip), while electing Liz Cheney - you-know-who's daughter - to the No. 3 position as chair of the House GOP Conference.

Ocasio-Cortez, the self-described democratic socialist who ousted veteran Democratic Rep. Joseph Crowley, this year, struck a less-confrontational tone in the Capitol than she has on the campaign trail, openly raising the possibility of cooperating with Pelosi should she return to her perch as House speaker in the new Congress.

"We will work with anybody across that aisle if they are there to work to move America forward". "I sat at the table when [Treasury Secretary Henry] Paulson and [Federal Reserve Chairman Ben] Bernanke told us we were going over the financial cliff", DeLauro said. Jim Jordan, a decision that improves the likelihood that one day the California Republican might be speaker. McCarthy doesn't dole out those positions - that's for the House GOP Steering Committee - but plenty of people on the Steering Committee are loyal to McCarthy and would heed his word.

Jordan is a prominent member of the House Freedom Caucus and an ally of President Trump.

"You always look in the mirror and see what you can do better", Scalise said Tuesday.

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Politico first reported Wednesday that Trump has privately pushed McCarthy to make a deal with Jordan.

With the speaker's gavel now out of reach, GOP Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, a Trump ally, is poised to take over as minority leader.

In an interview with Axios, New York Democrat Nita Lowey, who is set to chair the powerful Appropriations Committee, checked off a laundry list of potential areas for inquiry. "I helped build a majority from a deeper hole than this and I have what it takes to do it again".

Most lawmakers, though, gave Mr. McCarthy, who has served as majority leader since 2014 and on the leadership team since 2009, the benefit of the doubt.

A handful of Democrats, arguing it's time for a fresh leadership team, say unhappy lawmakers are signing a letter pledging to vote against Pelosi when the full chamber elects the next speaker on January 3. Meanwhile, Pelosi is continuing to project confidence - even as she calls incoming lawmakers and touts the multitude of endorsements from various colleagues and outside groups.

"This might be a tough pill to swallow", the Ohio Republican said, "but I believe that if we'd handled the past two years differently, we would still be the majority party in the House of Representatives".

"Leader Pelosi is very confident in her support among members and members-elect", said Drew Hammill, her spokesman.

"Historically, presidents lose seats in their first mid-term, and especially if they have lower popularity ratings", he said.

"If Pelosi fails to issue this mandate", the group added, "it's time to step aside".

"I'm just trying to figure out what's going on", said Rep. -elect Tim Burchett, R-Tenn., a former member of the state legislature. "I think it's one of those scenarios that is a little bit challenging", Rep. -elect Kendra Horn of Oklahoma said.

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