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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California speaks in Berryville, Va., on Monday to unveil the Democrats' new agenda. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York is by her side. Cliff Owen/AP hide caption

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Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer at a 2015 press conference. The two Democratic leaders are plotting out how to work with a Republican president and Congress next year. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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Deal Or Disrupt? Congressional Democrats Weigh 2017 Choices

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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. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Rep. Ed Perlmutter shakes hands with Carlyn Meyer and other members of the groups J-Street and MoveOn.org as they urge him to support the Iran nuclear deal at an event in Denver. J-Street plans to spend about $5 million on ads in this fight, which is vastly dwarfed by the $20 million to $40 million from groups like AIPAC that oppose the agreement. Jason Bahr/Getty Images hide caption

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Lobbyists Spending Millions To Sway The Undecided On Iran Deal

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Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), left, seen here speaking with Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) in an elevator Sunday, says that undoing the sequester cuts is "one of the sticking points" in budget talks. Congress is struggling to find a solution to end the government shutdown, now in its thirteenth day. Andrew Burton/Getty Images hide caption

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Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y. and Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., (second and third from left) announced plans to work on a bipartisan immigration proposal with their colleagues on Jan. 28 on Capitol Hill. They were also some of the first to respond to a leaked White House proposal. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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