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Watch: Matt Gaetz unveils ‘Green Real Deal’
 

GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz unveiled the so-called Green Real Deal, a conservative resolution to combat climate change, named to mimic the often-derided Green New Deal heralded by many Democrats. The plan calls for investment in alternative energy technology, including solar and nuclear. 

Pelosi focuses on HR1 and the anti-Semitism resolution in weekly presser
 

Speaker Nancy Pelosi opened her weekly press conference on Thursday with comments on HR1 — a sweeping voting rights and ethics overhaul that will get a floor vote on Friday.

Pelosi on State of the Union showdown: ‘I’m glad we can get that off the table’ 
 

“It is so unimportant in the lives of the American people, especially those who are victims of the shutdown,” Speaker Nancy Pelosi told a room full of reporters Thursday morning.

Watch: Pelosi Holds Victorious Briefing After Speakership Nod
 

House Democrats nominated long-time Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi to be speaker for the 116th Congress, in a caucus vote Wednesday where no challenger materialized.

Watch: Trump Declares Success in the Midterms, Spars With CNN Reporter
 

President Donald Trump called Tuesday’s elections “an incredible day,” touting the GOP’s success in the Senate, particularly in races where he campaigned.

Ryan Calls for Op-Ed Writer to Leave Administration, Pelosi Decries Lack of Congressional Oversight
 

Speaker Paul D. Ryan called the anonymous writer of a New York Times op-ed critical of President Donald Trump someone “living in dishonesty.”

Ryan Doubles Down on Anti-Putin Message After Helsinki
 

Speaker Paul D. Ryan told reporters Tuesday he stands by the United States’ NATO allies and “all those countries facing Russian aggression.”

Kids, Flags, Bizarro World and the Excremental Product of a Bull: Congressional Hits and Misses
Week of May 21, 2018

Kids always get bored watching adults at work, even if that workplace happens to the U.S. House of Representatives, as Rep. Greg Walden and his pint-sized guests learned on Tuesday. See this week’s Congressional Hits and Misses for that plus flag-waving, a Superman reference and a euphemistic way of swearing during a news conference.