Democrats have a majority and wave of new members from Pa. and N.J. What will they do with it?

November 15, 2018

Democrats (from left) Chrissy Houlahan, Mary Gay Scanlon, state Rep. Madeleine Dean, and Susan Wild are four of the six Democrats in the Philadelphia region who won U.S. House seats on Election Day and will be new members of Congress in January. They are seen here at a campaign rally in September.

By Staff

WASHINGTON — After two years locked out of power in Washington, Democrats poised to take control of the House are pitching an agenda centered on ethics, attainable health care, and middle-class jobs — one that appears aimed at making the argument that they, and not President Trump, are watching out for the interests of everyday people.

Few of their big policy goals, if any, are likely to be realized with Trump in the White House and Republicans holding the Senate.

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