‘We Have A Lot Of Work To Do’: Preexisting Conditions, Gun Violence On Crowded Agenda For House Democrats
Much of the House’s legislative product will fall flat in the Senate, but it is likely to set the stage for the 2020 elections. “They want to show voters they can legislate, they can run the government, they can do the things they said they’re going to do,” said James Curry, an associate professor of political science.
The Associated Press:
House Democrats Getting Down To The Grunt Work Of Governing
A House committee will hold its first hearing on gun violence in years. Two others will gavel in to address climate change. And three more will debate protecting pre-existing health conditions and the Affordable Care Act. That's before noon on Wednesday. After eight years in the minority, House Democrats are about to uncork their bottled-up legislative energy. The agenda goes beyond oversight of President Donald Trump’s administration and Russian election interference to the bread-and-butter issues of jobs, health care and the economy. Far from the House floor, the grunt work of governing will play out in the confines of the committee rooms, on the day after Trump’s State of the Union address. (2/6)