Pelosi Increases Pressure on Vulnerable Republicans

House Democrats on Wednesday will begin stepping up pressure on Republican lawmakers to vote for legislation that would reopen some of the nine agencies and departments that have been shut down due to the fight over border wall funding.

The first vote is set for Wednesday, when Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., brings up a bipartisan bill to fund the Treasury Department and the IRS.

The House will vote to fund the Agriculture Department, Interior, and the Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday and will hold votes to fund the departments of Housing and Urban Development and Transportation on Friday.

Additional spending legislation is planned for next week to open the remaining agencies, including the Homeland Security Department, where President Trump had hoped to add up to $5.7 billion in wall funding. Funding lapsed at midnight on Dec. 22, and the partial government shutdown is now in its third week.

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