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Democrats unveiled their new economic agenda


Updated July 24, 2017 03:11 PM EDT

Democrats unveiled their economic agenda "A Better Deal: Better Jobs, Better Wages, Better Future" on Monday in Berryville, Virginia.

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) promised the American people that Democrats have their best interest.

"Democrats will show the country that we are on the side of the working people," Schumer said.

Schumer was joined by House Minority leader Nancy Pelosi and Democrats from the House and Senate. Their agenda outlined specific spending plans for infrastructure and minimum wages.

Democrats gathered at the Rose Hill Park, in a district of GOP House member Barbara Comstock, who they hope to defeat next year.

Democratic lawmakers are in Berryville, Virginia, on Monday to unveil their economic agenda "A Better Deal: Better Jobs, Better Wages, Better Future."

"Our agenda is focused on efforts to create jobs and raise incomes for American workers, to lower the cost of living for American families, and to build an economy that gives every American the tools to succeed in the 21st century," House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) wrote in a Washington Post op-ed.

Pelosi has been a fierce proponent of the economic agenda and has denounced Republican efforts to make good on President Trump's campaign promises.

"Republicans have spent six months trying to raise Americans’ health costs to fund tax breaks for billionaires," she said."Democrats are pledging ourselves to the goal of creating good-paying, full-time jobs for 10 million more Americans in the next five years."

The Democrats' new economic agenda comes days after Trump hit his six-month mark as president. Pelosi said that the agenda represents "a renewed Democratic commitment."

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