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CNN英语新闻:美国第115届国会将举行

比目鱼 于2016-11-28发布 l 已有人浏览
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在11月8日美国总统大选之后,国会山的工作逐渐展开,第115届国会大会将于明年1月初举行,届时威斯康星州共和党议员保罗·瑞安将继续担任众议院议长一职。
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Taking you to Capitol Hill today, where things are starting to take shape after the November 8 election, when the 115th Congress convenes early next January, Paul Ryan, a Republican from Wisconsin, will remain speaker of the House of Representatives. He was reelected earlier this week to serve as second term in the position.

The job of House minority leader though was less certain. It's currently held by Nancy Pelosi, a Democrat from California. She's running to keep the job, but Ohio Democrat Tim Ryan announced yesterday he plans to challenge her for it.

In the Senate, Republicans reelected Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell as majority leader. Democratic Senator Harry Reid from Nevada is the current minority, but he's retiring, and Senate Democrats chose Chuck Schumer from New York as the new Senate minority leader.

There will be a change in the president of the Senate, too. The U.S. vice president serves in this role, but doesn't get a vote unless senators are evenly divided 50-50. The president of the Senate can then cast the tie breaker. Right now, the job is held by Vice President Joe Biden. On January 20th, inauguration day, it will shift to Vice President-elect Mike Pence.

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