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David Sherfinski

David Sherfinski covers politics for The Washington Times. He can be reached at [email protected].

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House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, D-Md., speaks during a news conference about the tax cut on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, June 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) **FILE**

House Democrats say Trump impeachment not a top priority

Top House Democrats said Sunday that impeaching President Trump isn't at the top of their priority list, even as some of their members say Congress needs to take a stand by formally bringing charges against the president. Published January 6, 2019

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California holds the gavel after at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

House adopts Democrats' new rules package for 116th Congress

The House on Thursday voted to adopt Democrats' new rules for the chamber in the 116th Congress, including provisions intended to head off thorny debt ceiling battles, repeal tax cut-friendly budgeting, and reinstate "pay-as-you-go" rules opposed by some liberals. Published January 3, 2019

With some enthusiastic assistance from her grandchildren, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi of California smiles as she casts her vote for herself to be speaker of the House on the first day of the 116th Congress, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Pelosi elected speaker of the House for 116th Congress

Speaker Nancy Pelosi took the reins of power again Thursday as House members elected her to lead them in the 116th Congress, ushering in an era of Democratic control and creating a new check on President Trump. Published January 3, 2019

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Liberals blast Pelosi's 'pay-go' rule as 'handcuff' on new House majority

House Democratic leaders' plans to impose new budget rules as they take over the chamber Thursday already are running into trouble on Capitol Hill, where liberals say they fear the "pay-as-you-go" restrictions could sink their chances of government-run health care. Published January 2, 2019

In this file photo from Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017, the House Chamber is seen at the close of business of the 114th Congress, at the Capitol in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, file)

House Dems roll out rules package for new Congress

House leaders have announced a package of new chamber rules they plan to pass once the new Congress is sworn on Thursday that Democrats say are designed to boost transparency, promote input from rank-and-file members and help defuse perennial standoffs over issues like the debt ceiling. Published January 2, 2019

"This ain't your granddaddy's Democratic Party," said Virginia Del. Tim Hugo, a Republican. Republicans hold only slight majorities in the state General Assembly. (Associated Press)

Virginia GOP grapples with state's rapid shift to blue

They won all three top state offices in 2017, captured three House seats and held a Senate seat in 2018 -- and now Virginia Democrats say they're poised to gain control of the state legislature for the first time in two decades. Published January 1, 2019

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi of California, the speaker-designate for the new Congress, talk to reporters as a revised spending bill is introduced in the House that includes $5 billion demanded by President Donald Trump for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, as Congress tries to avert a partial shutdown, in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) **FILE**

Congress fails to solve Trump border demand

Congress closed up shop Friday night without a deal to avert a government shutdown at midnight, becoming snared by President Trump's demands for new border wall money. Published December 21, 2018

The statue of George Washington is seen beneath the Rotunda in the Capitol in this Dec. 20, 2018 photo. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) **FILE**

House passes $99 billion tax package

Amid the ongoing shutdown drama at the Capitol, the House on Thursday approved a $99 billion tax package that includes disaster relief provisions, repeals or delays several health care taxes, and makes changes designed to improve operations at the IRS and boost Americans' retirement savings. Published December 20, 2018