UPDATED 6:46 AM PT — Tues. July 24, 2018
House Democrats release their economic platform heading into the 2018 midterms, which seems to mimic reforms proposed by President Trump in 2016.
The Democrat platform was unveiled Monday by House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer after lawmakers toured U.S. cities asking businesses and workers what should change in America.
The ‘Make It in America’ plan includes goals to improve access to education, promote entrepreneurship, and rebuild infrastructure.
Democrats are claiming past versions of the plan successfully cut taxes, trained workers, and encouraged companies to bring back jobs from overseas.
However, that platform seems to mirror policies the president ran on during his campaign.
“Jobs can stop leaving our country, and they will just absolutely start pouring in. It can happen. Failing schools can become flourishing schools. Crumbling roads and bridges can become gleaming new infrastructure.” — then-presidential candidate Donald Trump
As Democrats attempt to flip both the House and Senate this November, it appears the platform they plan to run on is the same one the president used on the campaign trail.