House will skip recess
WASHINGTON — Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that the House will be in session next week instead of taking a recess week and continue to work on legislation to end the government shutdown.
“We have canceled our district work period next week to stay here to work on legislation to open up government, to continue our ongoing drumbeat of bills to open up government, starting with bills that the Republicans themselves passed in the Senate but now won't take up,” Pelosi said. “But we'll go to the next step next week on that.”
While Pelosi did not specify what those bills were, she later dropped a hint when she responded to a question about why Democrats aren't presenting Republicans a counter offer on what they'd be willing to fund for border security.