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A Chance to Repair America's Image Abroad

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Democrats can use their new power in the House to check the Trump administration’s recklessness.

Democrats should send a message to the world that we stand by our democratic values. Congress can make its voice heard in reaffirming our commitments, funding for the State Department, pressing the administration to admit more refugees and providing support for independent civil society and media around the world. 

This is vital at a moment when Russia and China are offering the world an alternative, authoritarian path. Democrats should pursue legislation defending  our democracy against foreign meddling, protects our elections and our  infrastructure against cyberattacks, and increases funding for combating state-sponsored disinformation. This is not about politics; it’s about the health and resilience of our democracy, and our capacity to support other beleaguered democracies.

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