With the holidays just days away, Nancy Pelosi wasn’t afraid to let her hair down.
The congresswoman was seen happily singing and dancing along with her peers after a very good week for the Democrats.
Pelosi got into the spirit as she attended Rep Joe Crowley’s going away party on Wednesday night.
Crowley lost his seat in the House of Representatives after he was defeated in the New York primary by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in June.
With the holidays just days away, Nancy Pelosi wasn’t afraid to let her hair down as she celebrated with Rep Joe Crowley (pictured together) at his going away party on Wednesday
Pelosi and Crowley clinked their glasses together as they spoke to the crowd at the party
The 10-term congressman got on stage at his goodbye party, where he played the guitar and sang the classic tune American Pie.
Pelosi took to the front of the crowd for the performance, swaying along with the music and singing along to every word before she later joined Crowley on stage.
Crowley said goodbye to the House of Representatives on Wednesday after 20 years of service.
‘It’s been the honor of my life to be the voice of many people from New York City,’ he said during his farewell speech on the floor.
The 10-term congressman took to the stage at his goodbye party, where he played the guitar and sang the classic tune American Pie
Pelosi took to the front of the crowd for the performance, swaying along with the crowd and singing along to every word before she later joined Crowley on stage
The pair could later be seen chatting together during the goodbye party on Wednesday night
‘Thank you to the people of Queens and the Bronx. It’s been the honor of a lifetime to be your voice.’
Crowley became emotional as he thanked his family during his speech and received a standing ovation from the House.
‘We may all have different backgrounds, but we’re united by our shared dreams for this great land,’ he continued.
‘I believe in the best in America, its people, and its public servants.
As Pelosi danced the night away, the Senate approved legislation to temporarily fund the government.
The approval is a key step toward averting a federal shutdown after President Donald Trump backed off his demand for $5million for a border wall with Mexico.
Crowley became emotional as he thanked his family during his speech and received a standing ovation from the House on Wednesday
Senators passed the measure, which would keep government running to February 8, by voice vote without a roll call.
The House is also expected to move before Friday’s deadline, when funding for a portion of the government expires.
Without resolution, more than 800,000 federal workers would face furloughs or be forced to work without pay, disrupting government operations days before Christmas.
While the White House indicated Trump was open to reviewing whatever Congress could pass, the president did not immediately weigh in on the short-term plan.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the Senate will remain in session Thursday ‘to see what the House does’.
Pelosi, who is on track to become Speaker of the House when Democrats take control on January 3, signaled support for ensuring funding.
‘Democrats will be ready to fully, responsibly fund our government in January,’ she said in a statement.
As Pelosi danced the night away, the Senate approved legislation to temporarily fund the government – which comes a week after Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer faced off against Trump about the border wall on live television
The approval comes just a week after Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer faced off against Trump about the border wall on live television.
Pelosi argued that a government shutdown is ‘not worth anything’, including Trump’s border wall.
‘I think the American people recognize that we must keep government open, that a shutdown is not worth anything, and that you should not have a Trump shutdown,’ she said.
‘I was going to call it a Pelosi shutdown,’ Trump shot back.
‘We do not want to shut down the government. You have called 20 times to shut down the government,’ Schumer said.
‘And that’s what we’re urging you to do. Not threaten to shut down the government because you can’t get your way.’
‘We have a proposal that Democrats and Republicans will support…that will not shut down the government,’ he continued. ‘We urge you to take it.’
‘And if it’s not good border security, I won’t take it,’ Trump countered.
Pelosi (pictured walking out of the West Wing following the confrontation) argued that a government shutdown is ‘not worth anything’, including Trump’s border wall
Trump then dug in over a shutdown, even brandishing it as a political threat.
‘I am proud to shut down the government for border security, Chuck, because the people of this country don’t want criminals and people that have lots of problems and drugs pouring into our country. So I will take the mantle,’ he said.
‘I will be the one to shut it down. I’m not going to blame you for it. The last time you shut it down, it didn’t work. I will take the mantle of shutting down.’
But the White House showed its willingness to budge as it became apparent the president did not have support in Congress for paying for the wall.
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders indicated earlier this week that Trump did not want to shut down the government.
She said the administration was looking at ways to find the money elsewhere, though that was uncertain because it would also likely need congressional approval.