Democrats Do What They Can With What They Have

Jan 30, 2017
In The News

House Democrats want to keep pressure on Republicans amid the fallout over the Trump administration’s executive order banning refugees and legal travelers from several majority-Muslim countries.

Although Democrats in the chamber have little recourse to force votes on legislation, several high-ranking committee members are demanding answers from the Homeland Security secretary at the same time that others are readying legislation to rescind the executive action and keep the heat on the GOP.

New York Democratic Rep. Grace Meng, for instance, is calling for co-sponsors of a bill she introduced Monday to put the kibosh on the order, similar to legislation Senate Democrats are pushing in the other chamber.