The Hill: House Democrats push back on Trump's efforts to take credit for the economy
Washington, January 28, 2020
House Democrats push back on Trump's efforts to take credit for the economy
By Naomi Jagoda - 01/28/2020
House Democrats on Tuesday sought to push back on efforts by President Trump to take credit for positive economic data, as the president is set to make the economy a key part of his reelection message.
During a series of speeches on the House floor, Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) and key committee chairmen argued that Trump inherited a strong economy from former President Obama, and that Trump’s economic policies are problematic.
“I hope all my colleagues will look at the facts that I’ve put forward and see what the Obama economy did and that the last three years have been a continuation of the Obama economy,” Hoyer said. “You just look at the line. It’s almost a straight line up.”
“Let’s thank the president, but not this president,” said Rep. Don Beyer (Va.), the top Democrat on the Joint Economic Committee. Along with Tuesday’s speeches, the Democratic staff of the committee released a report arguing that the economic gains during the Trump administration are a continuation of gains from the end of the Obama administration.