Thursday, June 02, 2005

Pelosi and Reid To Increase Pressure on GOP on National Security

From The Hill e-news:

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) sent a letter to Democratic donors Thursday to raise money for radio ads criticizing congressional Republicans for voting "to deny adequate health care to the National Guard and Reserve." The ads have already run in several districts around the country, according to Pelosi's appeal, which asks supporters to "keep these ads on the air by making a gift of $35, $50, or more." The ads and fundraising push seem to be the latest incarnation of efforts by Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) to pose a stronger challenge to Republicans on national security, an issue that the GOP has dominated in recent years. Reid's and Pelosi's national security staffs have been in contact several times a week to coordinate their policies and message, according to Democratic aides, and plan to ratchet up pressure on the GOP on other aspects of the issue, such as what Democrats call the overstretching of U.S. forces and the deterioration of military readiness.


Post a Comment

<< Home