DPCC Co-Chair Bustos, Incoming DPCC Co-Chair Dingell and Women Democratic Leaders Discuss Democratic Priorities and For The People Legislative Agenda

Dec 14, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Cheri Bustos, Co-Chair of the House Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) and Congresswoman Debbie Dingell, incoming Co-Chair of the DPCC, joined Congresswoman Katherine Clark, Vice-Chair of the Democratic Caucus; Congresswoman Barbara Lee, Co-Chair of the Steering and Policy Committee; and Stephanie Murphy, Co-Chair of the Blue Dog Coalition in an exclusive interview with Martha MacCallum on The Story on FOX News to discuss the Trump shutdown and future of the Democratic Party. House Democrats are fighting For the People – to lower health care costs and prescription drug prices, increase pay by rebuilding America and clean up corruption in Washington.  Below are excerpts from the interview. Click here to watch the video


“What happened to Mexico paying for the wall? I don't think there is anyone sitting in front of you that is not for a safe and secure border. That is important. There is some give-and-take that we can have here but for the President to say he would be proud - it was his word that he would be proud - to shut on the government. Donald Trump won my Congressional district – and I could tell you the people back home don't want to hear the President saying that he would be proud to shut down the government. They want to see us work together, they want to see some compromise.” – Congresswoman Bustos


“I’m sick and tired of people saying that Democrats don't care about national security. There isn’t a single person in our Caucus that doesn’t want to keep this country safe. And we want to do it in the most effective way possible. We want to use technology…we should be looking at drones. We should be using biometrics. The President is saying my way or the highway. Compromise is not a dirty word. And I think the American people are tired of partisan bickering. They want see us get something done. Let’s sit at the table. Let’s get something done. Let's not just say we’re going to shut down the government.” – Congresswoman Dingell


“I think we can take a lesson from the midterms and the success of the candidates that we had…they saw the American people. They saw the challenges. They saw the issues that they talked about around their kitchen tables. Whether it’s health care, whether it’s creating jobs, whether it’s cleaning up politics, a cleaner environment, addressing climate change. They really saw those issues and spoke to the people in their district. What I’m looking for in a candidate is someone who is going to put the issue of Americans - every day, hardworking Americans - back front and center in the white house. ” – Congresswoman Clark


“It is great that we have so many Democrats who care about this country who want to run. One thing, I’m going to look for – and yes I think we definitely should finally have a woman as our President – but also I think we have to look at a lot of the issues that we have talked about historically on campaigns. But I want to see someone talk about racial justice, economic justice, because often times in campaigns, the issues in communities of people of color are not really brought to the forefront.” – Congresswoman Lee


“One of our core uniting solutions [of the Blue Dog Coalition] is that we advance pragmatic solutions in a bipartisan way. And I think it’s going to be particularly important in the next Congress when we have a divided Congress. What passes out of the House also has to clear a Republican held Senate and be signed by a Republican President.” – Congresswoman Murphy