Dear Colleague on Owning August

July 26, 2019
Press Release

Dear Democratic Colleague,

Yesterday, the House overwhelmingly passed a bipartisan agreement that will invest in middle class priorities that advance the health, financial security and well-being of the American people, and enhance our national security.

Thanks to the leadership and courage of House Democrats, we have ended sequestration and headed off a government shutdown.  A special thanks to Appropriations Chairwoman Nita Lowey and Budget Chairman John Yarmuth for their leadership in passing this agreement.

As we go forward into the August work period, House Democrats can take pride in more than 200 days of extraordinary productivity For The People.  Our transformational Majority has passed bold legislation to lower health costs, raise workers’ wages, clean up government, and more.

Now, we must OWN AUGUST on the ground and on social media, to make our issues too hot to handle for Senate Republicans to block.  We must create a drumbeat across America For The People.

The DPCC is organizing themed weeks and urging Members to hold events around the three main pillars of the For The People agenda.


  • August 5th: lowering health care and prescription drug costs
  • August 12th: increasing paychecks by rebuilding America
  • August 19th: cleaning up corruption in Washington

We will be engaged in a series of Caucus conference calls throughout the work period to discuss what Members are hearing from their districts.  Our first conference call will be Monday, August 5th at Noon Eastern.

I hope you will be taking time to relax with family and friends.  We will return to Washington informed, energized and inspired to continue our fight For The People.

Thank you for your leadership.

best regards,

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