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Fighting Back: “In 2020, House Democrats will continue to fight #ForThePeople.”

 
 

The Weekly Democratic Party Address was delivered by Congressman Jimmy Gomez of California reminding everyone of the work done by the Democratic majority in the House of Representatives in 2019 and looking ahead to 2020.

(Congressman Jimmy Gomez of California delivered the Weekly Democratic Address. In this week’s address, the Congressman discussed the historic progress made by House Democrats For The People, including vital improvements to the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, which passed through the House of Representatives on a bipartisan 385 – 41 vote. )

“As we approach 2020, it’s important to take a look back at this past year with the Democratic Majority.

“We stood up for our Constitution and held President Trump accountable for abusing the power of his office and obstructing Congress to cover it up.

“We also passed nearly 300 bipartisan bills, including: the Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act — our transformational legislation to negotiate lower drug prices so millions of Americans can afford the life-saving medicine they need. […]

“[Regarding the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement], as a former labor organizer, I knew we had the opportunity to finally begin to right the wrongs of NAFTA. After six months of negotiations, meetings, phone calls, proposals and counter-proposals, the USMCA Working Group – under the leadership of Speaker Pelosi – brokered a new agreement that not only recognized the value of America’s workers, but also secured measurable and profound progress in the areas of enforcement, prescription drugs and environmental protection. [The new trade deal] sets the floor — not the ceiling – for future trade agreements.

“The new consensus on trade was only made possible because of the new Democratic House Majority.

“As we enter 2020, House Democrats will continue to deliver results For The People.

(CSPAN link to Weekly Democratic Address: here)