House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi told House Democrats on Tuesday to prepare for the possibility of taking control of the House.
The California Democrat wrote in a post-Labor Day memo to colleagues that the party should “Be Ready for the prospect that we will be in the Majority in January” following November’s midterm elections. Pelosi said that committee ranking members and other Democratic members have started to draft legislation to follow through on the party’s agenda that it outlined in recent months.
The House Democratic leader said the party has started to craft bills that would aim to cut health care costs, boost pay and crack down on corruption. Pelosi added that Democrats should prepare to act on “measures that have bipartisan support” including legislation to shield young undocumented immigrants from deportation and to prevent gun violence.