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Delgado signs on to letter asking for legislation, not investigations

Dec 04, 2018 2:17 pm
Mike DeBonis reports for The Washington Post that Antonio Delgado and about four dozen other incoming House Democrats told their leaders Dec. 3 not to work on investigations, but to focus on legislation. They want to prioritize legislation on health care, immigration, gun control, and other topics, that have little chance of passing the Republican-controlled Senate, over investigations of the Trump administration's malfeasance. The letter went to now-Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, who will most likely lead the Democrats in the House after a Jan. 3 vote. “While we have a duty to exercise oversight over the Executive Branch, particularly when the Administration crosses legal lines or contravenes American values, we must prioritize action on topics such as the cost of healthcare and prescription drugs, our crumbling infrastructure, immigration, gun safety, the environment, and criminal justice reform,” the freshmen representatives wrote. “While we may not always agree on how to approach every issue, we are united in the belief that we have a mandate to debate, draft, and work across the aisle to pass legislation.” Ten of the 46 who signed the letter, oppose Pelosi for Majority Leader, though Delgado, who beat Republican John Faso in the Nov. 6 election for the 19th Congressional District seat, said he will vote for her. Read the full story in The Washington Post.
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