House Democrats Set Plan To Aid Middle Class, Further Education

Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), House Minority Leader and other House Democrats unveiled their new economic agenda to mobilize the middle class on July 16.

They plan to implement the “Middle-Class Jumpstart” agenda within 100 days of obtaining a Democratic House Majority. The three-pronged agenda focuses on making education more affordable, creating jobs and supporting women in the workforce.

In order to make education more affordable, they will pass two separate bills, according to Pelosi’s webpage dedicated to the agenda. The “Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act” will help Americans refinance their loans and increase access to Pell Grants for higher education, and the “Strong Start for America’s Children Act” aims to increase access to effective early childhood learning.

“This is a tribute to American entrepreneurship….and a recognition that that innovation begins in the classroom,” said Pelosi.

The initiative comes during a time when the House Republicans are shirking their congressional responsibilities and focusing their energies on suing the President. Their flawed values are stalling our economy and preventing any improvement in the middle class.

“We’re gathered here to send a very clear message to America – you can either sue the president of the United States or you can do your job here in the House of Representatives and pass laws the help the middle class and working families,” said Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-Calif.), chairman of the Democratic Caucus.