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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Md. Democrats look for ways to influence GOP-run Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite the return of Republican majorities in both houses of Congress in January, Maryland’s Democrats still plan to find ways of influencing policy debates and legislation.

In fact, even with some new faces in the Maryland congressional delegation, it is in roughly the same position it was in before the Nov. 8 election, with one major difference: Republican Donald Trump will replace Democrat Barack Obama in the White House.

Senator-elect Chris Van Hollen and Sen. Ben Cardin will be among the 48 Democratic senators tasked with trying to defend Obama’s health care legacy as well as other domestic and foreign policy achievements and entitlement programs. The Marylanders say they also will oppose any Republican effort to restrict women’s rights and will seek to keep the issue of economic inequality in the forefront.

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3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Maybe they should resign their cushy, high paying positions and try working a real job for a living like the rest of us. Or maybe they should enroll in a liberal college and cry with their crayons and cocoa....

Anonymous said...

It's what they do.

Anonymous said...

they can't they were elected by a bunch of liars