10 Democratic Representatives Share Their Top Priorities in This New Congress
PAPER had the chance to head down to Washington DC for a media mixer with Democratic members of the House of Representatives hosted by Congresswoman Maxine Waters. While there, we spoke to numerous congresspeople — including several freshmen representatives — about their top policy priorities in this new, divided government. We asked them about the legislation they'd actually be willing to work with Trump to enact, the policies favored by the President that they'll stop at nothing to change (or outright oppose) and what their goals are for the coming year.
"My #1 priority is education — I serve on the Education and Labor Committee here in Congress and right now I think [my priority] is affordable education. I worked my way through first community college then college then law school with a combination of work-study, grants and loans and it's just very, very hard to do that and not end up with a lot of debt. Affordable higher education — we want to make sure everyone who wants to do that can do it without incurring a lot of debt. That's something that should have bipartisan support — I'm willing to work with the President on anything."