LIVE: Opening Day of 116th Congress - House of Representatives (C-SPAN)

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The U.S. House opens the 116th Congress, elects a new speaker, and plans to take up legislation to reopen the government. Full video here:

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Jan 3, 2019

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Pan Joshua
Pan Joshua 10 hours ago
Two questions: 1. Why wasn't Pelosi and the dems celebrating before the official announcement? Didn't they know she won before the vote even ended?? 2. How many seats are there in the HOR? Just wondering how 430+ reps AND their spouses/kids were all able to fit lol.
John Edward Jones
Excellent Madam Speaker. Congratulations! A real opportunity to make American great again. The Swamp needs to be cleaned. ASAP.
claire bokovoy
claire bokovoy 3 days ago
Bobby Battaglia
Bobby Battaglia 4 days ago
You know I don't know why The White House only invites Pelosi, Hoyer, McCarthy, Scalise, Schumer, Durbin, McConnell, and Thune. They should invite Grassley, Leahy, Clyburn, Dean of the United States House of Representatives Don Young, Johnson, and Peters, of The United States Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, Thompson, and Rogers, of The United States House Committee on Homeland Security and The Chief Justice of the United States John Roberts. to White House meetings and should invite all of them to see the Border and were the wall was all ready build'ed and sections that still need to be updated. @t @t
Dale Elmlund
Dale Elmlund 5 days ago
Unless you are an atheist, Please spell it correctly with a capital G . God.
Henry Lynch
Henry Lynch 8 days ago
What's going on at 2:57:00? Did Pelosi ignore the majority, the dems?
Martcuufu Hartigvuuvuv
Build the wall!!!
The Glow Show
The Glow Show 9 days ago
Sports highlights Teens react Congress Golden globes Wait
Lena Oxton
Lena Oxton 9 days ago
Where's Trey Gowdy when we need him most?! He needs to Drill Sergeant these recruits into effective public servants!
Carl Trujillo
Carl Trujillo 9 days ago
It's quite embarrassing to say that I'm an American when I'm out and about. The only thing I'm proud of is that I stop being a Democrat and started supporting President Trump. Other than that what we have now is a bunch of retards taking control of retardville.
Max 9 days ago
0:50 WHAT THE FUCK YOU MEAN “The Prayer” what the fuck. Separation of church and state exists for a reason. The state has absolutely no business practicing religion.
nidusaquilae76 9 days ago
Ocasiós first vote-already sells herself out.
Faladod 9 days ago
Representative ocasio-cortez is a moron. This country is going down the toilet even faster.
Molon Labe
Molon Labe 9 days ago
No matter which party you're with, why would you bring your small child into such a den of evil?
KingHind 9 days ago
Why isn't the Senate on trending?
T Highlander
T Highlander 9 days ago
What a joke...
tg023 9 days ago
Know what the difference is between people who pray in Congress and people who pray in a casino? People who pray in a casino mean it!
Mr Grow
Mr Grow 9 days ago
All crooks
It’s Zell
It’s Zell 9 days ago
Subscribe to me and I’ll subscribe to you??
Pepe 10 days ago
Everyone Jesus Christ (the USvid channel) needs our help. He is gonna lose his kids if we don’t help him. Please visit his channel to see what’s happening and spread the news.
Benjamin Hansen
Benjamin Hansen 10 days ago
I find it pretty fucking astonishing between our separations of church and state that they open this with a prayer.... fucking disgusting.
CodeKillerz 9 days ago
Benjamin Hansen Unfortunately, this has been common practice for years.
Nick Sexton
Nick Sexton 10 days ago
(everyone else votes for pelosi) republicans: ... (AOC votes for pelosi) republicans: oooh I'm getting maaaaad
Jeyce Music
Jeyce Music 10 days ago
SquirrelyBlake 10 days ago
Still "on" Trending after 3 days. Clear as day how baised the left is with their social media [agenda] platforms. Not taking sides, just pointing this out.
Kimberly Seger
Kimberly Seger 10 days ago
I hope they can get rid of trump he not good for the u S. People ask why terrorists went down why should they come over while we have trump
HQU 10 days ago
Thank God the Senate and Presidency are still Republican. No more retarded policies!
Anthony Mayes
Anthony Mayes 10 days ago
Satan the devil is who they pray 2
FOXBigBoss 10 days ago
Why do they waste so much time clapping. Inefficient and pointless.
miXtreme trejo
miXtreme trejo 10 days ago
Subscribe to T-series
J 10 days ago
Riveting video
Jim P
Jim P 10 days ago
Democrats will get what they deserve. Their shit will plug the pipes.
Jim P
Jim P 10 days ago
Stop trying to kill our 2nd amendment, gun control = Treason.
CodeKillerz 9 days ago
Article three, section three of the Constitution
Devin 10 days ago
“Republicans will always choose personal freedom over government control.” Well, unless it’s like women’s choice over their own bodies, religion in schools, the Patriot act, or generally any personal freedom we don’t agree with
Random Randomer
Random Randomer 10 days ago
1:05:50 he tried to hard and made a fool of himself
Santiago Valenzuela
The biggest asswholes in one place
A No Life Thats Need Help.
eh, this is boring, and why did they start with a prayer? *gets confused*
A No Life Thats Need Help.
i feel bad for the children
Willie Wright
Willie Wright 10 days ago
Finally, some normalcy. This is great for the country.
Willie Wright
Willie Wright 9 days ago
Deep South
Deep South 9 days ago
Willie Wright was that your white flag motherfucker? I accept. You have no argument
Willie Wright
Willie Wright 9 days ago
Deep South
Deep South 9 days ago
Willie Wright you’re speaking out of your ass nothing more. Go fuck yourself Veteran??? Please. I’ll destroy your little fantasy about being one in a second
Willie Wright
Willie Wright 9 days ago
I think you are brainwashed. I'm speaking from experience of being an ex government contractor and veteran.
Brian Holmes
Brian Holmes 10 days ago
People who complain about the opening prayer are ignorant of our founding principles and constitutional values.
Brian Holmes
Brian Holmes 9 days ago
CodeKillerz, you have no idea what I’m saying. The United States was founded by Christian men who had Christian values. The pledge of allegiance states that we are a nation under God. Christianity is not the official religion, but it certainly is the most influential.
CodeKillerz 9 days ago
Brian Holmes The words “under god” weren’t added until the 1900s. This was due to the Red Scare. The United States wasn’t founded as a Christian nation. It’s a secular nation, which is why Congress can’t make a law respecting the establishment of a religion. If the United States were a Christian nation, the national religion would be Christianity.
Zac Lodro
Zac Lodro 9 days ago
+Brian Holmes Lol, you're so uneducated you confuse atheism with agnosticism. Secondly, here is this direct quotation for ya, "The United States is not in any sense founded on the Christian religion" - President John Adams, Treaty of Tripoli, Article XI, ratified by U.S. Senate unanimously in 1797. Also, Benjamin Franklin ran a newspaper company thatch was well known for its headlines against the established church. Thomas Jefferson was well known and controversial figure for rejecting Jesus divinity and his writings against the bible, to the extent he made his own bible. He even prevented a minister from teaching religion at the university of Virginia, and is well known for his belief in separation of church and state. READ YOUR HISTORY IDIOT AND STOP PULLING SHIT OUT OF YOUR ASS!
Brian Holmes
Brian Holmes 9 days ago
Zac Lodro, do you even know what Christians believe? Christians pray to God every day. You make no sense and you are very wrong. The vast majority of the founding fathers were Protestants, which was the main reason they left Europe. Also, Catholicism IS Christianity. The phrase “One nation under God” signifies that God has power over all else. Agnostic people don’t believe in God, and that is why you make no sense. Seriously man, this isn’t even a debatable topic. The United States was founded as a Christian nation, but the founding fathers gave us freedom of religion to practice how we want.
Zac Lodro
Zac Lodro 9 days ago
+Brian Holmes They were agnostic, hence the wording "under God". If they were Christian they would have stated, "under Jesus Christ". Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin were well known for thier writings against the Anglican and Catholic churches. Freedom of religion and separation of church and state were a result of the founders anti-christian and agnostic beliefs.
Jst sayit
Jst sayit 10 days ago
“One nation under god”
Zac Lodro
Zac Lodro 9 days ago
Jews believe in God, Muslims believe in God, etc. Which God? Exactly, it doesn't specify. You wonder why? The founders were not Christian, they were agnostic. If they were Christian it would have been stated "under Jesus Christ".
Daniel Quinn
Daniel Quinn 10 days ago
It's important that C-SPAN plays this stuff in full.
Lucas Dunker
Lucas Dunker 11 days ago
Cool to see that they started with a prayer
CodeKillerz 9 days ago
Lucas Dunker No
Tony 2000
Tony 2000 11 days ago
Well! AOC didn’t say that she will oppose Nancy for speaker but she said she would vote for other if there is other appropriate candidate so she didn’t break her platform. BTW she didn’t sigh the Anti-Pelosi letter!
android boi
android boi 11 days ago
trump releases government 2 confirmed
Scot Fretwell
Scot Fretwell 11 days ago
New congress, same old corruption. Politics will never change.
Edward Cumpstey
Edward Cumpstey 8 days ago
That's why we need a third party, man.
Kevin Alexander
Kevin Alexander 11 days ago
New Congress. New Leaders. Same bullshit.
Clarkem 11 days ago
Who cares both sides is fucking aids.
AdamTheTiger 11 days ago
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Alliah Lewis
Alliah Lewis 10 days ago
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Mechanized Satyr
Mechanized Satyr 11 days ago
They start with prayer??
CodeKillerz 9 days ago
Mechanized Satyr They’ve unfortunately done that for years.
Zyra L. F.
Zyra L. F. 11 days ago
Our hard earned taxes lazily at work. Disgusting.
Zac Lodro
Zac Lodro 11 days ago
s F
s F 11 days ago
fuck nanci paloci
Wacky Packy
Wacky Packy 11 days ago
I thought the government was closed? Tell these stupid asses to please go home, McD's has a few job openings at 9.25 an hour, no benefits. Plus if you don't work there they fire your ass permanently. Sorry no life long retirement or health care either you insignificant pos. Send all these money squandering life long money leachs to the showers. Your service are no longer needed. There will be a new government coming that is by the people and for the people. Not you bunch of slimy pos.
CodeKillerz 8 days ago
Wacky Packy
Wacky Packy 8 days ago
+CodeKillerz don't you mean cattle, by the cattle for the cattle?
CodeKillerz 9 days ago
Wacky Packy We elected these people. “By the people, for the people,” doesn’t mean, “By my values, for my values”
Clem Cornpone
Clem Cornpone 11 days ago
Wouldn't we be better off without Congress? Edison experiment and Congressional democracy failed? Isn't there enough evidence available now to conclude that Americans are incapable of self-governing? Would not taking the risk of an occasional bad emperor be less painful than having to observe this dysfunctional political process year after year, day after day, full of vanity, Southland Christian partisanship and no real concern about the public welfare at all? how long are we going to torture ourselves pretending that we are fit to self-govern? It is clear we are not. Maybe we should just sell high political office to the highest bidder. As it is we are showing high political office to the highest bidder except we are excluding the most competent and wealthiest potential participants by making the process so demeaning and onuris the only a damn fool would participate in it. Wouldn't we be better off if every one of these public officials was tossing trash for a living? At least then they'd be doing honest work. We better do something because if we don't the rule of law is going to be shredded. As it is now it is used as is the self-government itself to transfer wealth from the many to the privileged few. Why should we tolerate that at all and especially under the pretense that we're self-governing. Why not make the rich who rulers pay into the national treasury directly in order to directly exercise the power of government rather than letting them sit back insulated and enjoy all the benefits without any of the owners of actually doing their own dirty work. Don't you just hate the motherfukers? I do.
Clem Cornpone
Clem Cornpone 10 days ago
+Benjamin P. Ellis Truth has no value in American law or media. In 1965, the American Supreme Court took all American courts out of all participation in protecting truth in political discourse. The supposed remaining sole remedy for negligent falsehoods or even purposeful lies involving public issues or officials is the media itself, which of course--in these mass media times, is controlled by a few gatekeepers. The standard for getting the courts to be involved is proving subjective intent--mind reading. In the 1980s, the government got out of the job of policing the mass media for lies. Until then, an overt provable lie could be remedied by broadcast of the truth on the same outlet forum. The result was that purposeful lying by media outlets was chilled. This too was taken down and from that moment the US began its slide away from the paradigm intended by the founder--one where reasoned discussion guided voting and official actions. Rupert Murdoch's business plan is to die and build hate and dissention in the American people in order to build viewership and advertising income. It's replicating today. The nation is doomed unless we rethink our free expression dogmas. The free market should not be free from the truth. The fear of government regulation as a per se never permissible evil must be rethought. To rethink it, the law must change because the Sullivan v. New York Times (1965) Supreme Court decision constitutionalized the withdrawal of government from any role in truth protecting and the taking away of the Fairness Doctrine in the 1980s is based on the same absolutely free view of the marketplace of ideas. My advice to you is to move out of the country young fellow. The change has to be so profound that at least five of the nine supreme court justices are swept from power or it cannot be a successful. This will take too long to happen and it is far more likely that the present system will keep replicating itself election after election. As Samantha Bee said, "Have you ever meet people?" People in America are unfit for self-government today and what is necessary to make them fit cannot evolve from the conditions that exist today. Only a cataclysm can change it and the history of the response to the Depression and WW2 tell us that change will only last a handful of decades. American embrace values that are fundamentally at variance with those necessary to sustain a functioning republic. I used to believe, then hope. Not anymore.
Benjamin P. Ellis
Benjamin P. Ellis 10 days ago
+Clem Cornpone You've given me a lot to consider. Thanks!
Clem Cornpone
Clem Cornpone 10 days ago
+Benjamin P. Ellis We have a senate where a shit kicking rancher who pastures his cows on government land in Montana has 69 times the representation in the American Senate as does a sociology or law professor in California. Reality, reality. The problem isn't the structure per se. It is the American people. Our government doesn't work because the people lack the necessary republican virtues to insist it work. There is a government shutdown. We are deserting the Kurds, our best allies in the Middle East, to a bloodbath at the hands of Russian, Iranians and the Syrian dictator less than a year after Putin ordered Russian mercenaries to attack US troops protecting the Kurds. We are accruing national debt at a rate of a trillion dollars a year. Our government offices, regulations, laws and the national treasury are a carnival open for business to enrich the few at the expense and to determinant of the many. Our official government policy for now and for 10 of the 18 years of the 21st Century has been to deny global warming is happening. Pull your head out of your ass. The American people are too unfit, venal and reckless to be consulted about their own welfare. Why cannot we have an emperor under a rule of law with checks and balances that remove him if necessary but that don't paralyze the whole government and make us suffer watching these venal self-servers in public office torture us with their impotence and incompetence? I say the hell with them all. Blow up the goddamn Capital Building and send the cockroaches back to their homes where they have to work for a living. Replace them with................here it come................listen up.......something that works. Truth should have value in the marketplace of ideas and it is the truth that the US experiment in congressional Democracy has failed.
Benjamin P. Ellis
Benjamin P. Ellis 10 days ago
Checks and balances, checks and balances...
Dickerson Pickle
Dickerson Pickle 11 days ago
This most best video of all online
Daniel Squeque
Daniel Squeque 11 days ago
..🦊...descendent’s of war criminals ,....🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾
VICTOR'S Og.Works 11 days ago
Damn their crooked alien lies of the people fraud-democrats transparency. Damn those stupid traitors remove those traitors, they are treasoning eavesdropping against independents not supporting their stupid enactments. I am not part of their stupid transparency they, thats their fraud-democrats political legislative scheme to scam illegal corporate espionage. Knowing they those people don't want privacy.
Blast men
Blast men 11 days ago
Do these people work?
Iambic Pentameter
Iambic Pentameter 11 days ago
Pelosi has risen from her sarcophagus once again.
VICTOR'S Og.Works 11 days ago
Don't forget a pon that can't speak for herself as the little people House of Represen[t]atives Speaker and Chair.
VICTOR'S Og.Works 11 days ago
Damn all that dreamers premeditated attacks the call dreams against the U.S. INDEPENDENT AMERICAN.
Jake BadaZ
Jake BadaZ 11 days ago
Peter Kinzio
Peter Kinzio 11 days ago
I love liz Cheney
Yes123 11 days ago
What is with the ridiculous prayer in the beginning? As a secular state this should not be allowed.
Blackbox29 11 days ago
America is based on religion and on the principal to practice any religion. All religions (except no religion and sciencetology) pray to the ONE same GOD. So this prayer is totally acceptable!!!!
Neeraj Sharma
Neeraj Sharma 11 days ago
How about polytheists, Hindus, Satanic Temple members... There are thousands of Gods and worshipped deities.
peaceforyou 11 days ago
When the republic turned into a star wars reality... order 66 will come soon after.
Cecilia Redd
Cecilia Redd 11 days ago
It is time for all house and senate members be sent home and be replaced by those interested in the problems of our country. Those in office now need to be sent out of Washington without any pay. Our government is so messed up it will take another 100 years to fix it.
Ltvn1968 11 days ago
Who is the greatest enemy of freedom and justice in America? Who is spending us into the oblivion of massive debt? Who spends all their time making new laws to deprive us of even more rights? Who assures that they themselves are above the law, that laws only apply to the citizens and that their salaries and expense accounts increase every year without even a vote? Guess! And PS: Guess who thinks that the US Constitution is not to be followed even though they took an oath to uphold it. Our Founding Fathers would be ashamed of us after they gave their lives, blood and sacred honor to gift us with freedom. A rare thing in history.....yet we stand by while it all goes away.
George W. Bush
George W. Bush 11 days ago
I’m interested if the same people who are commenting about prayer are the same people who voted the Muslim lady in just so she could be in.🧐 Edit: also, how does prayer affect you?
George W. Bush
George W. Bush 10 days ago
Zac Lodro Catholics have a false bible and evil ideology. Catholics shouldn’t represent all of Christianity.
Zac Lodro
Zac Lodro 11 days ago
+Matthew Alexander First of all, that is not entirely true. "The United States is in no sense founder upon the Christian Doctrine" - John Adams, Article XI, Treaty of Tripoli, passed by Congress 1797. Also, Benjamin Franklin and his brother were well known for their writings against the established church and heavily influenced Thomas Jefferson's separation of church and state. The founders were rebels against oppressive religious ideologies. Freedom of religion would not have occurred in a Christian religious state. It's laughable people still believe in Christianity when it has been a proven falsehood, with hundreds of errors in the bible, and a violent evil ideology.
Alex Mickleson
Alex Mickleson 11 days ago
Zac Lodro That’s your choice America was built on Christianity and the freedom of religion
Zac Lodro
Zac Lodro 11 days ago
religion is fake
Chris Lamb
Chris Lamb 11 days ago
Term limits please
BobChob2 11 days ago
This is fake news. Fake. Fake. All politicians are oath breaking scum.
Gavin Lerma
Gavin Lerma 11 days ago
Oh so this is only #23 on staff picks
Dennis Rivenburg
Dennis Rivenburg 11 days ago
Trump your conjob is up get ready to go !
Stan Jelinek
Stan Jelinek 11 days ago
TRUMP 2020....watch
Nathan Gonzalez Cordero
Is Nancy Pelosi a new leader?
Nathan Gonzalez Cordero
Is Nancy Pelosi a new leader?
Nigga sex
Shiva's Chimera
Shiva's Chimera 11 days ago
This empire of salt and hook's will be taken down by hidden hand's. You fucking idiot's are making them all sick. Better get out of the country before their key's eat away at your soul and nervous tissue.
Max Brown
Max Brown 11 days ago
why is everyone white the REP side
Deep South
Deep South 10 days ago
Max Brown so naacp BET and the rest of that stupidity is “racist” to you then right?
Deep South
Deep South 10 days ago
Max Brown not letting? As if there is a ban or something. Please get that chip off your shoulder.
Max Brown
Max Brown 10 days ago
there racist for not leting or races in+Deep South
Deep South
Deep South 10 days ago
Max Brown you got something against white people you racist?
Weed Nigga
Weed Nigga 11 days ago
HAPPY BIRTHDAY HOWARD STERN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
john d Cramblit
john d Cramblit 11 days ago
Those corrupt fuck heads are the reason the 2nd Amendment was created!
Grant Ratcliff
Grant Ratcliff 11 days ago
It's A Erick Life
It's A Erick Life 11 days ago
Nancy girl, you Rock 🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗♥️♥️♥️
Jetemiah Ballard
Jetemiah Ballard 11 days ago
Get off trending. No one is watching 3 hour trending videos-esp. not about this shitshow
Andie Jorge
Andie Jorge 11 days ago
I just love how everyone is interacting in manner and respect make you want to redo your life goals and standards
Griffin Teller
Griffin Teller 11 days ago
54:43 no dad that's not how "a snapstagram" works
Gendry Baratheon
Gendry Baratheon 12 days ago
Funny how the republican minority leader is McCarthy. Same last name as the witch hunter senator McCarthy. The Republican Party is just the same they don’t base their opinion on facts but on their Biases.
CodeKillerz 9 days ago
Sinbad The Russians weren’t stupid. They had scientists too. The concept of nuclear fission wasn’t kept under lock and key.
Sinbad 11 days ago
Gendry Baratheon McCarthy was right, Communist did infiltrate the government. That is not speculation. How do you think the Soviet Union has information on the development of the atom bomb in the late 1940s? McCarthy was not perfect at his job but he was the only one willing to face the problem head on.
Hex Op
Hex Op 12 days ago
Just as boring as regular C-Span, but you can watch on mobile.
Put Jesus First Jessica Mary
Put Jesus First Jessica Mary
Acts 16:31
Put Jesus First Jessica Mary
Romans 10:9
Put Jesus First Jessica Mary
John 3:16
Put Jesus First Jessica Mary
To those complaining about the opening prayer that they don’t like it ok leave our country because God created every square inch of this universe go find your own place to live
Lena Oxton
Lena Oxton 9 days ago
While I'm inclined to agree with you, our First Amendment rights give people the right to say whatever they choose, so long as it isn't sedition and other violent threats, even if it's inherently wrong or annoying. To tell someone to get out because of their beliefs is quite the opposite of what our country was founded on. On the other hand, I still respect your right to say what you believe in and am proud to know you can't be censored, just like the whining Millennials can't be censored either. If we can get to say whatever we want, they have to be able to, too. Otherwise we'd have a double standard like the Soviets had.
J S 9 days ago
Oh yeah that was a verse in Corinthians right? "If thou questions prayer or my existence, get the fuck out of the country."
Yanken BeanStrum
Yanken BeanStrum 11 days ago
Prove it.
Depressed Tom
Depressed Tom 12 days ago
Is it just be or does it sound like an 8th graduation
Randy C
Randy C 12 days ago
When government is "major media" & local news around America is "sovereign citizens" last act, this country is "fucked up"!
seadooman o
seadooman o 12 days ago
New bullshit democrats never get anything done Vote Republican forever Teach crybabies
đ Torrant
đ Torrant 12 days ago
Please no,
alex bielanski
alex bielanski 12 days ago
What order is this in for the votes
Bob Marley
Bob Marley 12 days ago
Propaganda at its finest.
Reality Mega Bites
Reality Mega Bites 12 days ago
2 Chronicles 7:14 if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.
Joao Culemba
Joao Culemba 10 days ago
Reality Mega Bites Amen
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