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Then attorney general nominee William Barr testifies during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in January. Despite the House's vote on Thursday, the decision about how much of special counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election becomes public still rests in Barr's hands. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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At an October news conference, the Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus called on President Trump to reverse the administration's moves to limit women's access to birth control. Rep. Diana DeGette, D-Colo., spoke at the lectern during the event on Capitol Hill. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Rep. Ben Ray Lujan, D-N.M., Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee chairman, celebrate. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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President Trump shakes hands with House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy during a rally this summer. If Republicans keep their majority, McCarthy could be the next speaker of the House. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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Utah Republican Rep. Mia Love and her Democratic challenger, Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams, shake hands during a debate on Monday in Sandy, Utah. Scott G Winterton/AP hide caption

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Democratic House nominee Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's progressive agenda clashes with the centrist campaigns championed by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. Rep. Conor Lamb's special election victory was built on a low-key centrist platform. Mark Lennihan/AP; Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images; Mark Wilson/Getty Images; Alex Brandon/ AP hide caption

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For Democrats, Pragmatists Are Still Trumping Progressives Where It Counts

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In his resignation letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan, the Rev. Patrick Conroy noted that he was stepping down "as you have requested" and has since made it clear that he had no interest in leaving Capitol Hill. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Ryan's Dismissal Of House Chaplain Sparks Outrage And Suspicion

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Sen. Tammy Duckworth walks across stage at the Democratic National Convention in 2016. She is the first senator to give birth while serving in office. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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President Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., leave a meeting with House Republicans on Thursday, shortly before the House approved a GOP tax overhaul plan. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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Majority Whip Steve Scalise arrives for a Republican caucus meeting on Capitol Hill in March. Scalise was playing second base at a congressional baseball team practice Wednesday morning when he was shot. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, pictured right, announced Sunday that she'll retire from Congress at the end of her term next year. In this 2016 photo, Ros-Lehtinen, puts heart glasses on a dog at the ASPCA's Paws for Love Valentine's Day pet adoption event at the Capitol. Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call,Inc. hide caption

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Congress returns to Washington on Tuesday. One of the first business items: voting on proposed rules for the session — including folding the House's independent ethics office into a Republican-led committee. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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House GOP Votes To Strip Independence From Congressional Ethics Office

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