Published: Thu, December 13, 2018
Life&Culture | By Sue Mclaughlin

Nancy Pelosi Backs House Leadership Limits, All But Securing Bid For Speaker

Nancy Pelosi Backs House Leadership Limits, All But Securing Bid For Speaker

Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said Trump was holding parts of the government "hostage to a petty campaign pledge" to build a border wall with Mexico in order to "fire up" his political base.

Moments after releasing a statement saying she was "comfortable with the proposal", seven of her critics distributed their own joint comment, pledging to back the 78-year-old Pelosi. "We will support and vote for Nancy Pelosi for Speaker of the House in the 116th Congress", Reps.

Democratic U.S. Rep. Susan Wild, the newly sworn-in lawmaker representing the Lehigh Valley, has said that she would oppose funding for a border wall.

Andrew Harnik/ASSOCIATED PRESS Pelosi appears to have fended off a challenge to her bid for speaker, effectively securing her nomination after agreeing to term limits for top Democratic positions in the House.

The proposal is retroactive, meaning Pelosi would be entering her third term in 2019. I don't know politically who's going to win or lose this.

That concession quickly gained her the votes of some former members of the anti-Pelosi faction, including Reps.

"I firmly believe that the reforms we have advocated for will create advancement opportunities for the next generation of Democratic leaders and will strengthen our Caucus".

Congressional leaders on Wednesday were digging in for a fight over government funding, a day after a combative White House meeting with President Donald Trump that seemed to raise the likelihood of a partial government shutdown.

Vice President Mike Pence center looks on as House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi D-Calif. and President Donald Trump argue during a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House Tuesday Dec. 11 2018 in Washington

It's still unclear whether the term limits will be officially adopted, as the caucus still has to approve a rule change and many Democrats have already expressed staunch opposition to the idea.

Hoyer said six times that he doesn't support term limits and noted he had repeatedly cosponsored legislation in the past that called for repealing term limits for the presidency. For the past two years, Pelosi has repeatedly said she had initially meant to retire after the 2016 elections but made a decision to stay on and continue leading House Democrats after Trump's upset victory.

Schumer's remarks came as House Republicans debate whether to try and pass the wall funding to put pressure on Democrats, but it's not clear if that plan would succeed. "It's a two-year term limit", Hoyer told reporters.

"I am against term limits because I have a term limit".

"I have to hear what all aspects of it are", Wild added.

Broadly, the idea of term limits is a contentious topic among Democrats, where a divide exists between those eager to see a new generation of leaders and those who say seniority and experience matter. "And because Leader Pelosi and I simply didn't go along with him, President Trump threw a temper tantrum and promised to shut the government unless he got what he wanted".

"This whole thing about these guys needing something so that they can land this damn plane is getting silly", Richmond said, referring to the group of rebels.

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