What’s ahead for the 116th Congress

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From l-r., Rep.-elect Angie Craig, D-Minn., Rep.-elect Kim Schrier, D-WA., Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-NY., Rep.-elect Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, D-Fla., Rep.-elect Abby Finkenauer, D-Iowa, and Rep.-elect Sharice Davids, D-KS., line up as they join other members of the freshman class of Congress for a group photo on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

From l-r., Rep.-elect Angie Craig, D-Minn., Rep.-elect Kim Schrier, D-WA., Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-NY., Rep.-elect Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, D-Fla., Rep.-elect Abby Finkenauer, D-Iowa, and Rep.-elect Sharice Davids, D-KS., line up as they join other members of the freshman class of Congress for a group photo on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Guests: Jonathan Bernstein, Molly Reynolds

When the 116th session of the U.S. Congress convenes on Thursday, its first and most daunting challenge will be to get government back to work by coming to some sort of agreement over border wall funding with President Donald Trump. Presumptive Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Schumer are expected to play hardball over this, and a range of other issues – including investigations into the President’s taxes and business dealings. Newly-elected incoming House Democrats have already expressed their intentions to move quickly on policies around health care, immigration, gun control, climate change, and possibly impeachment. Today on Radio Times, we’ll talk about what we might expect from Capitol Hill in the coming months.  Our guests are JONATHAN BERNSTEIN of Bloomberg View and MOLLY REYNOLDS, a fellow in Governance Studies at Brookings.

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