House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Reps. Steny Hoyer (D-MD) and Joseph Crowley (D-NY) took to the podium to unveil their latest legislative agenda, one they claim will help "jumpstart the middle-class economy."
Some of their legislation includes the "21st Century Make It In America Act," which is meant to provide tax incentives for creating good paying American jobs and the "CEO/Employee Pay Fairness Act," which is designed to deny CEOs the ability to claim tax deductions for pay over $1 million unless they increase their employees' wages.
Democrats also discussed legislation that would allow student loan borrowers to refinance their loans at a lower rate and would increase the role of women in the workplace.
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This morning's appearance by the Democrats was not unlike their weekly "Witness Wednesday" events, which are meant to shine a light on the faces of the long-term unemployed.
With no ability to advance legislation of their own, Democrats are largely relegated to these media events, which they invariably use to try to embarrass Republicans by pointing out that not much is happening legislatively.
"Republicans are about process. Democrats are about progress," said Leader Pelosi, blaming the Republicans for stalling creation of good paying jobs in America.