By Robert Donachie
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi told her Democratic colleagues to prepare to aggressively fight the administration’s budget, its infrastructure plan and every one of its priorities in 2018.
“Tomorrow, President Trump will release his 2019 budget and perhaps his infrastructure plan. This occasion presents us with a pivotal moment in the governance of our country,” Pelosi wrote in a letter Sunday evening. “This week, we must pivot aggressively to show the country how the Trump budget is not a statement of our values, and how the Trump infrastructure plan harms taxpayers and consumers.”
The administration is planning to roll out its infrastructure plan Monday. The proposal will ask the federal government to spend $200 billion to couple with $1.3 trillion from cities, states and private companies over the next decade to spur infrastructure projects around the nation.
Trump and Republican leadership is looking to use its 2017 tax victory as a key campaigning platform in the lead up to the November mid-term elections. Pelosi is already rallying Democrats to fight against that narrative, telling her colleagues to frame it as an attack on middle class Americans and on Obamacare.
“And we must continue showing the public how unfair the GOP Tax Scam is to the middle class and halt the GOP assault on the Affordable Care Act. This is the time, this is the opportunity. We must be persistent in advocating A Better Deal: Better Jobs, Better Wages and a Better Future,” Pelosi wrote.
“Working together, we must win our fight for American values, the financial stability of America’s working families and the integrity of our elections.”