DEMS take the House; now what ???

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  1. QueEx

    QueEx Well-Known Member Super Moderator

    Sharice Davids doesn’t want to get ‘in the weeds’ with Trump investigations

    McClatchy DC
    November 14, 2018

    WASHINGTON — Don’t expect Sharice Davids to join the chorus of Democrats clamoring for an onslaught of investigations into President Donald Trump’s administration and personal finances.

    “I feel like that’s a pretty in the weeds question,” the Kansas Democrat said.

    Voter anger with Trump was to crucial to Davids’ victory over four-term incumbent Republican Rep. Kevin Yoder in Kansas’ 3rd Congressional District last week, but she’s hardly ready to go to war with the administration.

    “I feel like I’d really have to see what is on the table right now,” Davids said when asked what investigations she’d like to pursue when her party takes control of the U.S. House in January.

    Davids’ fellow Democrats have already said they plan to use the House’s investigative power to examine Trump’s tax returns and launch dozens of inquiries on the inner-workings of his administration.

    Davids saidshe believes she got “elected because I’m willing to work in a bipartisan way to actually get things done and that when Congress needs to be a check on the executive branch that will happen.”

    The answer reflects the challenge Davidsfaces representing a district where Republicans outnumber Democrats and there are enough unaffiliated voters to swing races to either party. Davids, a first time candidate, beat Yoder by 9 percentage points in the suburban district that narrowly went for Hillary Clinton in 2016.

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  2. QueEx

    QueEx Well-Known Member Super Moderator

  3. thoughtone

    thoughtone BGOL Veteran Registered

    First order of business should be voting reform.
  4. QueEx

    QueEx Well-Known Member Super Moderator

    Great idea. Thanks for the comment. Hadn’t read you in a long while. It’s good to know you’are with the living. Take care!

  5. michigantoga

    michigantoga Well-Known Member BGOL Investor

    They'll do a few investigations, but nothing serious.

    Same order of business of fucking The American People
  6. QueEx

    QueEx Well-Known Member Super Moderator

    LOL, but hope you’re wrong!!!
  7. QueEx

    QueEx Well-Known Member Super Moderator

    Scoop: Confident Dems plan detailed 2019 agenda

    Illustration: Lazaro Gamio/Axios
    Like the quiet planning by presidential candidates for their hoped-for transition to office, House Democrats are already choreographing their opening moves if — as looks likely — they get the gavel back in the midterm elections.

    The big picture: The strategy is being driven by House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, the likely speaker if her party regains the majority. The first three legislative packages will cover health-care costs, $1 trillion in federal infrastructure investment, and ethics and lobbying reform.

    What they're saying:
    • "We're ready from Day 1 to fight for the people," said an aide involved in the planning. "These priorities took months and months of conversation with members to boil down."
    • The top Democrats on House committees are prepping to launch oversight hearings and investigations of the Trump administration, and have begun the initial steps of coordinating their opening topics to avoid conflicts and overlaps.
    • Democrats are playing down talk of impeachment. But depending on the contents of Robert Mueller's report, that could well become a transcendent issue for the new Congress.
    • Democratic leaders have been clear that impeachment isn't happening unless it's bipartisan — that Mueller's findings are definitive, and Republicans voice support for the i-word.
    The three legislative packages are also centerpieces of House Democrats' "For the People" national campaign theme, distilled from the larger "A Better Deal" platform.
    • Dems say these are all issues where Trump has promised action and failed to deliver. (Remember "drain the swamp"?)
    Between the lines: Polls show that health care and wages are voters' top concerns.
    • Health care would be divided into two buckets: cost containment, including reining in premiums, and lowering the cost of prescription drugs.
    • The $1 trillion in infrastructure spendingwould be sold as a way to boost jobs and wages.
    The reform package would include efforts at "voter empowerment," including voting rights and campaign ethics.
    • Democrats promise sweeping lobbying reform, rivaling changes made in 2007, when they last took back the majority.
    • House Dems also plan to change some of their in-house rules. Per Pelosi, Rep. Jim McGovern of Massachusetts is soliciting ideas from members.
    • And Pelosi, despite opposition from some progressives, is committed to reviving the "pay-go" (or pay as you go) rule she had during her previous run as speaker, requiring that new spending be paid for by budget cuts or revenue offsets.
  8. michigantoga

    michigantoga Well-Known Member BGOL Investor

    They're already playing that hand right now!

    They only won cause people want that red pos gone or under control
  9. QueEx

    QueEx Well-Known Member Super Moderator

    Freshman Flygirls: Ayanna, Alexandria, Ilhan and Co. Give Us a Congressional Remix to Look Forward To

    (l-r) Congresswomen-elects Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Ayanna Pressley (D-Ma) at a rally calling on Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) to reject Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court on October 1, 2018 in Boston,
    Massachusetts. Photo: Scott Eisen (Getty Images)

    The Root
    By Anne Branigin
    November 30. 2018

    Let’s be real: sometimes at the end of a long week (November flew by, but this week? Wheewww!) you need a little Friday jam to pick you up. A little inspo to power you through the last dregs of the workweek. If this is the case for you, may I present the following to crown your “rise and grind” mood board, served up by none other than Massachusetts Congresswoman-elect, Ayanna Pressley.

    Pressley dropped the photo Thursday night from her Twitter account. Gathered in the Longworth House Office Building in D.C., she stands alongside fellow newly-elected congresswomen Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (N.Y.), Ilhan Omar (M.N.), Deb Haaland (N.M.), Sharice Davids (K.S.), and Veronica Escobar (T.X.). Given the setup and the fierce poses being struck (Okay Alexandria! Serve those eyebrow arches!), it looks like a behind-the-scenes shot for an upcoming photo spread.

    Pressley wryly captioned the photo, “Album Dropping 1/13/19”—the day all these game-changing congresswomen take their oath of office.

    Talk about anticipated collabs. Talk about spicing up your Congressional life. Talk about children of Destiny. Talk about emotions (eeeeee-motions!) taking me over...

    The history-making group has been going through Congressional orientation in preparation for their new roles come January, and they’ve been so in tune, their outfits are even synching.

    Peep the cuteness from earlier this week:

    January can’t come soon enough.


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