The first Democratic debate, taking place next Tuesday, October 13that 8:30 PM ET in Las Vegas, Nevada, will give our presidential candidates the opportunity to present their visions to keep America moving forward. Americans across the country will hear from candidates who will fight for them and their families, and who will build on the successes of the current administration. Our candidates understand the challenges confronting the middle class and all hardworking Americans. They will engage in substantive debate over how to create more jobs, resolve pay disparities, ensure access to quality affordable health care, fix our nation’s broken immigration system, and keep America growing.
Yesterday, Republican dysfunction in the House of Representatives came to a head with the withdrawal of Majority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy from the race for Speaker of the House. “House Republicans continue to waste taxpayer time and money on baseless investigations and government shutdowns. The Tea Party caucus has now claimed one Speaker and two Speakers-in-waiting,” chided DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman-Schultz. Read the Chair’s full remarks here.