“She is developing a plan to strengthen the communications operation within the Caucus,” the aide said. “I think she is going to have a much closer relationship with the new ranking members, who will be her eyes and ears out there. Also, more importantly she will use them to help develop opportunities for Democrats to put Republicans on the defense.”
Rep. Sander Levin, who will transition from Ways and Means chairman to the panel’s ranking member, said Pelosi made clear that she wanted to work with panel Democrats to protect policies, such as health care, that they instituted during their time in power.
“There’s going to be a common, concerted effort to get out the truth. ... The facts about health care, the facts about all of these that have been historic,” the Michigan Democrat said. “So we’re anxious for the fight.”
Steven T. Dennis and Anna Palmer contributed to this report.
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