Democrats will regain control of the House of Representatives today, opening a new chapter in the presidency of Donald Trump — and in the partial shutdown of the federal government, now in its 12th day. The new majority has scheduled votes on two bills to reopen the closed parts of government, but Republican leaders say the Senate will not consider either unless President Trump endorses them. That seems unlikely, to say the least. Meanwhile, Rep. Brad Sherman, a Democrat from Northridge, plans to introduce articles of impeachment against Trump, even though incoming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has ruled out pursuing impeachment for now. And then there is the X-factor: the largest freshman class of House members in nearly 50 years. On the whole, they are far younger, more diverse and more vocal, with several newbies angling to get prime slots on legislative committees that usually go to seasoned veterans.
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