Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi isn't going to give House Speaker Paul Ryan any help in dealing with his squabbling children and making government work. She's made it clear that he's on his own in making his majority control of the whole government work and she's whipping her Democratic conference to vote no on the continuing resolution.
The California Democrat says she and Senate Democrats are insisting on parity for domestic and national security spending, as well as a solution for undocumented immigrants brought to the country as children. Until they get those assurances, she wrote in a Dear Colleague letter. "We continue to urge a strong NO on the Continuing Resolution." […]
Pelosi's signal that House Democrats won't help pass a CR complicates already difficult negotiations for House Republicans. GOP leaders have dropped a plan to pass a full-year defense appropriations bill and are planning to pitch their conference during a 5 p.m. meeting on a somewhat clean continuing resolution for all agencies into January.
If House Republicans can’t get on board with that plan, the likelihood of a government shutdown significantly increases.
That all happened yesterday. Overnight, clearly nothing changed. Pelosi is giving Ryan a lesson in how he's supposed to be doing his job. This is what being in the majority means. It means taking the reins of government and meeting the extremely low bar of keeping its doors open.