The House Ways and Means Committee also has oversight of trade and tariffs, and Neal said his party was prepared to reset the trade agenda by aggressively scrutinizing the renegotiated North American trade deal and back trade talks with the United Kingdom and European Union.
The question - after Democrats and the country did what they had to do on Tuesday night by taking control the House (and, for the first time in almost two years, putting a real check on President Donald Trump's ranting, raving, revolting rampage through our politics and our constitutional system) - is how and whether the self-described master of the "art of the deal" will be able to navigate the new political world into which he has been dropped. "She has earned this great honor!" But the olive branch he extended was studded with thorns as he declared that Republicans would retaliate if Democrats use their control of the House to issue subpoenas to seek his tax returns and investigate his business dealings, his Cabinet's conduct and his campaign's ties to Russian Federation.
If the White House doesn't block such requests in court, they could shed light on Trump's global business empire - and what role it's playing in US relations with the world.
They have said they would do a deep dive into Trump's finances, including the tax returns he has not released publicly, his hard-line immigration policies and the turning back of some of the provisions in ObamaCare. Axios in August reported that Republicans were keeping a spreadsheet of investigations Democrats would likely launch if they took the House. If she returns as leader, it's easy to imagine Pelosi courting Trump's support on shared priorities ahead of the 2020 election, like a big infrastructure package or lower prescription drug prices that eluded past presidents - the kind of bipartisanship voters say they want from Washington.
It was unclear what leaks he was referring to.
Trump also said that he could very well get some Republicans to vote for Pelosi if Democrats "give her a hard time".
The U.S. midterm elections results are out: It's a split.
The GOP's successes were fueled by a coalition that's decidedly older, whiter, more male and less likely to have college degrees.
"I want to probe senior administration officials across the government who have abused their positions of power and wasted taxpayer money, as well as President Trump's decisions to act in his own financial self-interest", he said in a statement.
Record diversity on the ballot may have helped drive turnout.
Texas, which has never sent a Hispanic woman to Congress, elected two Tuesday night: Veronica Escobar and Sylvia Garcia, both Democrats. Claire McCaskill in Missouri and Republican Attorney General Mike DeWine defeating Democrat Richard Cordray in the race for OH governor.
Democrats celebrated a handful of victories in their "blue wall" Midwestern states, electing or re-electing governors in Michigan, Pennsylvania, Minnesota and in Wisconsin, where Scott Walker was defeated by the state's education chief, Tony Evers. Republicans now have 51 seats and Democrats, 43, and there are two independents.
So for those who concentrate on the flashy stars and the largest states, Trump could boast of his breakthroughs.
"Yesterday, the American people voted to change that".
Republicans complain that Democrats are mostly interested in assembling a case to impeach Trump.
This election is a clear demonstration that the Republican Party and its leader Donald Trump are badly out of step with the mainstream of American society.
China would not talk publicly about the US election results.
And outside Richmond, Virginia, one-time tea party favorite Rep. Dave Brat lost to Democrat Abigail Spanberger, a former Central Intelligence Agency operative motivated to run for office after the GOP vote to gut the Affordable Care Act. That's three more seats than the GOP holds now, and it may be enough to insulate the party against Democratic attacks in the next election. You have to "show the power of the gavel". They flagrantly lied about their only other attempted policy: the repeated efforts to repeal ObamaCare, which would snatch coverage for tens of millions of people and badly weaken protections for pre-existing conditions.
The Democrats had to win by at least that much to take the majority, because in more than a few states, their candidates had to overcome not only their opponents, but also the district lines within which they had to run.
"I did my best to reflect this constituency to the best of my ability", he said.