Happy Friday! Congress is out, on holiday recess until January 7. All sorts of wacky adventures await their return, but for now we all get a blessed few moments to relax.
Quick Hits: What You Need To Know
What comes after the House’s impeachment vote is unclear: on Thursday, Nancy Pelosi threatened to withhold the articles from the Senate altogether in an apparent bid to extract trial concessions from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
Rep. Jeff Van Drew, who represents a New Jersey district Trump carried in 2016, announced he would renounce the Democratic party and join up with the GOP.
On Thursday, the House overwhelmingly passed the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, the trilateral trade deal replacing NAFTA that the Trump administration struck last year.