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April 11, 2018
Moderate Dems huddle with White House as outlook dims
Nick Sobczyk, E&E News reporter
Moderate Democrats want the White House to know they're interested in working on infrastructure, even as the congressional outlook dims for President Trump's plan.
In the wake of President Trump's announcement that he would pull the U.S. out of the global Paris Climate Agreement, it is, more than ever, up to state and local leaders to address the devastating impact of climate change and keep the country on track to meeting our promises to the world.
Today the New Democrat Coalition Leadership team sent a letter to President Trump urging him to do his job so Congressional lawmakers can start doing theirs. Jeff Stein, Congressional Reporter at Vox, notes that New Democrats are usually the most eager to work with Republicans but warn that President Trump is becoming impossible to work with.
New Democrat Coalition Vice-Chair for Policy Derem Kilmer (WA-06) discusses the launch of seven new policy task forces with Roll Call's Lindsey McPherson. Read more about the Coalition's charge for the Task Forces.
The full piece can be found here.
Rep. Suzan DelBene (WA-01), a biopharma executive-turned-lawmaker, pushes for more federal research funds. Recently named to the House Ways and Means Committee, DelBene said her priorities include the repeal of taxes on medical devices, as well as a reduction in taxes on small businesses.
Ben Weyl, Budget & Appropriations Brief Editor for POLITICO Pro, highlights the fiscally responsible New Democrats and the House Budget vote.