UPDATED 7:30 AM PT – Thur. January 3, 2019
The 116th Congress will convene in Washington, DC Thursday.
Democrats will officially take over the House, while Republicans maintain control of the Senate.
Several new members of Congress will be sworn-in Thursday, including a record number of women.
This comes as the partial government shutdown enters its 13th day, as President Trump continues to fight for border wall funding.
Senator Lindsey Graham warned the president against giving in on his demand for funding the border wall.
During an interview Wednesday, the South Carolina senator said the president has made a promise to the American people to secure our border.
He went on to say President Trump is going to keep challenging Democrats to a compromise, and if they continue to say no, they’ll pay the price with the American people.
Graham added if President Trump gives in, he will no longer be effective in 2019, and it could be the possible end of his presidency.