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House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi (L) applauds as Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) reacts during an event posthumously awarding the Congressional Gold Medal to Capitol fresco painter Constantino Brumidi (1805-1880),
Republicans may be in a dominant position to retain control of the House, but that isn't stopping House Democrats from outlining what their governing agenda will be if they manage to regain the speaker's gavel in November's election. Led by Kentucky Rep. John Yarmuth, their 100-day "Middle Class Jumpstart" would focus on several issues:
Among the ideas being pushed are raising the minimum wage, increased infrastructure spending, and creating tax incentives for U.S. companies operating in the country.

The plan also includes the so-called CEO/Employee Pay Fairness Act, which seeks to deny companies the ability to claim tax deductions for executive salaries exceeding $1 million until it provides workers a raise.

It's easy to dismiss this by pointing to the long odds against recapturing the House, but even if they don't reclaim the gavel from Republican Speaker John Boehner's hands, every seat matters. You can't just throw in the towel and concede defeat, because as we've seen, the smaller the GOP's majority is, the less damage they are able to inflict. And fighting back against Republicans starts with standing for something, which is what House Democrats are trying to do with this plan.

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