The start of the new Congress was supposed to be all about the historic freshman class. Instead, it’s been all about the historic government shutdown — and frustrated House Democrats are looking to change that.
When a handful of new members huddled Tuesday morning to strategize, Rep. Susie Lee (D-Nev.) suggested sending a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) demanding he reopen the government.
Lawmakers liked the idea, according to members who attended the planning session, but it would take some time to pull it together.
“Why don’t we do something today?” suggested Rep. Katie Hill (D-Calif.). “Let’s just go over there.”
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