The Latest: Pelosi calls GOP tax cuts bad for middle class
Feb. 20, 2018
PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi's visit to Phoenix to criticize the Republican tax cuts (all times local):
Democratic U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi is highlighting what she says will be the dire effects to the middle class from recently enacted Republican tax cuts during a visit to Phoenix.
The House minority leader said during a town hall Tuesday that Republicans plan to cut Medicaid and Medicare to help pay for the tax cuts. She called Medicaid a "middle-class" benefit because 2/3 goes to care for long-term care for the elderly.
Pelosi was joined at the event by other Democrats including Rep. Raul Grijalva, state Rep. Tony Navarette and David Lujan of the Arizona Center for Economic Progress.
Pelosi's visit is part of a 100-city tour hosted by Democrats to highlight their opposition to tax legislation passed late last year.
Grijalva will attend a similar event in Tucson on Wednesday.
U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi is headed to Phoenix to highlight what the House Democratic leader calls the "disastrous" effects of the Republican tax proposal on the state's working families.
Pelosi will be joined by Rep. Raul Grijalva, state Rep. Tony Navarette and David Lujan of the Arizona Center for Economic Progress at Tuesday's town hall event.
Pelosi's visit is part of a 100-city tour hosted by Democrats to highlight their opposition to tax legislation passed late last year. They say millions of low-income Americans will pay more while the richest 1 percent get huge tax breaks.
The 10 a.m. meeting at Events on Jackson in downtown Phoenix is open to the public.
The tour continues to Tucson on Wednesday.
This story corrects that the tour continues in Tucson on Wednesday