It’s unclear if Democrats will ever win enough seats to again propel House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., to the speakership.
But at this moment, Pelosi may as well clasp the speaker’s gavel, for all intents and purposes.
Republicans hold a 240-194 seat majority in the House of Representatives. Yet the GOP’s historically struggled to tackle nettlesome issues like funding disaster relief, lifting the debt ceiling and avoiding government shutdowns – often turning to Democrats on those vexing topics.
So it’s no surprise that on Wednesday morning, Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., declared they’d provide the necessary votes “for the Harvey aid package and a short-term debt limit increase of three months.”
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