Gas, formula, inflation: Voter anxieties motivate struggling Dems

Posted on AllSides May 19th, 2022
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House Democrats are playing whack-a-mole with national crises, hoping the show of proactivity will save them from catastrophe in November.

Democrats are devoting this week to legislation to address spiking gas prices, the baby formula shortage and domestic extremism before they clear out of Washington for a two-week recess — racing to convince frustrated voters they can tackle the most glaring problems.

“We gotta show the people that we’re working our asses off,” as one progressive, Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D-N.Y.), described the party’s recent push for floor action.

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