House Democrats lost seats in the 2016 elections. They're looking to narrow their 24-seat deficit in 2018, when the president's party typically loses seats in his first midterm elections.
President Trump with Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell (left) and House Speaker Paul Ryan (right) at the White House. All three will have to sell the new health care plan to skeptical factions.
Rep. Frank Pallone still hasn't been given a chance to see the Republicans' bill that would replace the ACA. "I think they're afraid," the Democrat from New Jersey said of his Republican colleagues. "I think they're afraid that it will show that it really doesn't cover most of the people that receive coverage under the Affordable Care Act."
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Newly elected DNC Chair Thomas Perez — shown here in June 2016 as the secretary of the Labor Department under President Obama — says Democrats need a "50-state strategy" to defeat Republicans at all levels of government.
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Diallo Brooks, director of outreach and public engagement at People For the American Way, protests President Trump's Supreme Court pick at the steps of the court.
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President Obama applauds Tom Perez in 2013, whom he nominated as labor secretary. Now, as the Obama presidency winds down, Perez is running for head of the Democratic National Committee.
House Speaker Paul Ryan and fellow Republican leaders Sen. Mitch McConnell and President-elect Donald Trump have big plans for the new year with their party controlling both the White House and Congress.
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