The Democratic Party officially took control of the House of Representatives Thursday; vowing to push a progressive agenda featuring new government programs including Medicare for All, free college tuition, a ‘Green New Deal’ and more.
“The growing socialist wing of the Democratic Party will flex its muscle Thursday with the seating of the new Congress, as more self-described Democratic Socialists join the ranks and dozens of sitting and incoming members – including likely 2020 hopefuls – embrace a massive government expansion that would make FDR look like a penny pincher,” writes Fox News.
The new entitlement programs are largely symbolic, as any new legislation would need to pass a Republican-controlled Senate and be signed into law by President Trump.
The push is widely seen as setting-the-stage for the Democratic Party platform heading into the 2020 presidential election.
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