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Pelosi: GOP's 2019 agenda a 'nightmare' for working families, seniors

Pelosi: GOP's 2019 agenda a 'nightmare' for working families, seniors
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House Minority Leader Nancy PelosiNancy Patricia D'Alesandro PelosiPelosi heckled by Miami Republicans, Proud Boys at campaign event Pelosi, Schumer: Trump 'desperate' to put focus on immigration, not health care Trump urges Dems to help craft new immigration laws: ‘Chuck & Nancy, call me!' MORE (D-Calif.) warned Wednesday that Republicans will try to target health-care and social programs in 2019 if they retain control of Congress, an agenda she called a "nightmare for working families and seniors."

"Make no mistake: this is who Republicans are. They’ve had united government for nearly two years in Washington, and they’ve spent every moment looking to either enrich the wealthiest 1 percent or trying to tear health care away from millions nationwide," Pelosi tweeted.

She cited a series of recent news stories that indicated Republicans will prioritize cutting Medicaid and Medicare benefits, and possibly Social Security. She also highlighted a story that the GOP may look to renew its efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act in 2019.

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Pelosi used the reports to urge followers to familiarize themselves with the Democratic agenda as the party attempts to retake control of the House and Senate.

Democrats, who need to win 24 seats to take back the majority in the House, hold a roughly 8-point lead over Republicans in a RealClearPolitics average of generic congressional voting surveys.

Republicans have expressed optimism that they can stave off a Democratic surge, with President TrumpDonald John TrumpDemocrats slide in battle for Senate Trump believes Kushner relationship with Saudi crown prince a liability: report Christine Blasey Ford to be honored by Palo Alto City Council MORE even suggesting a "red wave" is possible.