The House has been out of session for weeks, although Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin have continued to negotiate around a new $2 trillion relief bill.
House Democrats unveiled a short-term spending bill on Monday that Senate Republicans immediately said they would oppose.
The White House remains in close contact with Democratic leaders, but a wide gulf remains and deadlines have already been missed.
In final negotiations on a mammoth spending package to avert a government shutdown, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin demanded that Democrats remove language that would have required the White House to move quickly to release Ukraine defense money.
President Trump cited the shutdown in canceling a congressional trip toAfghanistan, a day after Nancy Pelosi urged him to delay the annual address.
Their decision marked another failure in the White House’s ongoing attempt to splinter Democrats, who instead are holding firm against Trump’s demands for $5.7 billion for his border wall.
In an attempt to wire shut the mouths of those who keep insisting he should be the next Republican nominee for president, Speaker Paul D. Ryan on Tuesday held a news conference to rule that out.
The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee said Wednesday his committee will look into a report the U.S. spied on the Israeli prime minister and in the process swept up communications with Congress.
With no warning, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy withdrew Thursday from the contest for speaker of the U.S. House, shocking fellow Republicans just before voting was to begin and plunging Congress into chaos.
Plunging Congress into deeper turmoil, House Speaker John Boehner abruptly announced his resignation Friday, shutting down a tea party drive to depose the nation's highest-ranking Republican but opening up fresh troubles for the GOP.
Standing before a rapt Congress, Pope Francis issued a ringing call to action on behalf of immigrants Thursday, urging lawmakers to embrace "the stranger in our midst" as he became the first pontiff in history to address a joint meeting of U.S. legislators.
House Republicans launched last-ditch maneuvers to derail the deal, but their efforts looked unlikely to deny Obama a win on his top foreign policy priority.
President Barack Obama secured a landmark foreign policy victory Wednesday as Senate Democrats amassed enough votes to ensure the Iran nuclear deal survives in Congress, despite ferocious opposition from Republicans and the government of Israel.
The Florida postal carrier charged Thursday with two federal crimes for steering his smallgyrocopter through protected Washington airspace "literally flew under the radar" to the lawn of the Capitol, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said as key lawmakers raised alarms about security risks.
Bordering on dysfunction, Congress passed a one-week bill late Friday night to avert a partial shutdown of the Homeland Security Department, as leaders in both political parties quelled a revolt by House conservatives furious that the measure left President Barack Obama's immigration policy intact.