In Age of Trump, Some Democrats and Republicans Explore Alliance – Bloomberg

Pro-business House Democrats who call themselves the “New Democrat Coalition” and a group of Republican moderates gathered Wednesday without any fanfare in a Capitol Hill basement room to talk about joining forces — and potentially combining their vote clout.”There are 54 New Dems, and we have 54 members,” said Representative Dan Donovan of New York, a member of the House Republican “Tuesday Group” of centrists. “That’s 108 votes, altogether.”

“That’s a pretty powerful group,” Donovan said, in the context of a 435-seat House chamber.These lawmakers say they are exploring paths to middle grounds on a tax-code overhaul and infrastructure spending, as well as health care, the nation’s debt and other legislation.

Source: In Age of Trump, Some Democrats and Republicans Explore Alliance – Bloomberg

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