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May 27, 2022

Democrats try to address Americans’ anxiety about inflation – The Washington Post

Democrats try to address Americans’ anxiety about inflation  The Washington Post

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Today, Democrats on both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue are holding events aimed at addressing the economic anxieties of Americans as the midterm elections approach. At the Capitol, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) unveiled new legislation to penalize oil and gas companies that are unfairly raising their prices at the pump.

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Meanwhile at the White House, President Biden is seeking to highlight a reality that may have escaped the attention of many voters: Small-business creation has flourished during his tenure. Biden plans an afternoon meeting with small-business owners. Earlier, he’s expected to speak on a plan to send proceeds from Russian oligarchs’ confiscated assets to Ukraine and ask Congress for $33 billion in new military, economic and humanitarian aid for Ukraine.

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  • 9:45 a.m. Eastern: Pelosi, Schumer and other Democrats held a news conference at the Capitol on gas prices. Watch coverage here.
  • 10:45 a.m. Eastern: Biden delivers remarks from the White House on the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Watch live coverage here.
  • 2 p.m. Eastern: Biden meets with small-business owners at the White House. Watch coverage here.
  • 3 p.m. Eastern: White House press secretary Jen Psaki briefs the press. Watch live coverage here.

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