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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 PelosiDisputed North Carolina race raises prospect of congressional probe The Hill's Morning Report — Presented by T-Mobile — The political currents that will drive the shutdown showdown Kobach ‘very concerned’ voter fraud may have happened in North Carolina 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 TrumpJoaquín Castro: Trump would be 'in court right now' if he weren't the president or 'privileged' Trump flubs speech location at criminal justice conference Comey reveals new details on Russia probe during House testimony MORE even suggesting a "red wave" is possible.