Jan 16, 2018

01/16/2018: What’s ahead for Democrats in 2018

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(U.S. Edition) There's a new bill in the Senate that'll change parts of the financial reform law known as Dodd-Frank, which was put in place following the financial crisis. And it looks like it actually has some bipartisan support. We'll…

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What's on the Democratic agenda in the upcoming year?

Jan 16, 2018
Let's look at one of their major focuses for 2018.
U.S. Senate Minority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) speaks during a news briefing after a weekly Senate Democratic Policy Luncheon.
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(U.S. Edition) There’s a new bill in the Senate that’ll change parts of the financial reform law known as Dodd-Frank, which was put in place following the financial crisis. And it looks like it actually has some bipartisan support. We’ll discuss why almost a dozen Democrats like that the new measure centers on small banks. Afterwards, we’ll talk to Felicia Wong — President and CEO of the nonpartisan think tank the Roosevelt Institute — about the issues Democrats will focus on in the upcoming year. Then, we’ll look at how the major auto companies are pushing for self-driving cars sooner than we may have thought.

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