Speaking in rural Virginia, Senate majority leader Chuck Schumer reflects on recent elections, calling for ‘bold economic agenda for working Americans’

Wrapping themselves in the tradition of Franklin D Roosevelt, Democrats promised American workers a “better deal” on Monday as part of a new populist economic agenda adopted nine months after voters delivered Donald Trump to the White House and handed control of Congress to Republicans.

Democratic leaders retreated from Washington for the afternoon to Berryville, Virginia, a bucolic rural town in the Shenandoah Valley 80 miles west of the capital, where they unveiled their populist platform, packaged under the slogan: “A Better Deal: Better Jobs, Better Wages, Better Future”.

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