See how politicians are celebrating #DemsTakeTheHouse day


With the Democrats now in the majority in the House of Representatives, #DemsTakeTheHouse is the hashtag of the day on political Twitter.

With a new year comes the fallout of the old, at least politically speaking. Although the midterms happened in November of last year, the shifts in power didn’t happen until today, when a new House of Representatives and a new class of senators were all sworn in. That means that Democrats now hold power in the House of Representatives, or, as Twitter put it, it’s #DemsTakeTheHouse day.

To put it another way, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez posted a photo of herself, Ayanna Pressley, Ilhan Omar, Deb Haaland, Veronica Escobar, and Sharice Davids, captioning it with “Sí, se puede.” (“Yes, we can.”)

All of these women are now part of the House:

Although expected Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has not officially tweeted today as of this writing, her daughter, Christine, has:

Newly-elected Representative Omar had another simple message, captioning her image with “It’s a new day in America”:

Her father witnessed her swearing-in, and yes, we teared up a little at this visual:

Representative Abby Finkenauer also welcomed her parents to her office. She’s a first-time representative from Iowa:

Representative Haaland also tweeted out some photos of the celebrations already going on in her office:

Elected politicians like Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey welcomed the newcomers into the fold:

The current agenda might best be summed up with Representative Ted Lieu’s tweet about the new pin for members of the House:

To go into more detail about the actual agenda, organizations like the League of Women Voters have summed up bills like HR1, which focuses on voting rights, specifically. Additionally, Speaker Pelosi, in a new interview with Today, has said the following about the ongoing investigations into the Trump campaign and administration: “We have to wait and see what happens with the Mueller report. We shouldn’t be impeaching for a political reason, and we shouldn’t avoid impeachment for a political reason. So we’ll just have to see how it comes.” She also added that the idea of indicting a sitting president is, to her, “an open discussion.”

However, even with all the positivity, that hasn’t stopped activist groups like Indivisible from continuing to be active in government, with local chapters around the country meeting with elected representatives both at home and in Washington, D.C. (And, of course, nor should it.)

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Keep an eye on Congress, as the shutdown also continues.