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As new Congress meets, job one is opening the government

House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, Senate Minority Whip Richard Durbin, House Speaker designate Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer talk to journalists following a meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and fellow members of Congress about border security at the White House Jan. 02, 2019 in Washington, DC. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

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We’re seeing a transition of power in Washington on Thursday. Democrats, led by new Speaker Nancy Pelosi, take over the House, while Republicans continue to hold the Senate. As the government shutdown continues, Congress’ first challenge will be flipping the lights back on in major portions of the federal government. What else is on the economic agenda?

 

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