Senators Heidi Heitkamp (D. ND) & Jon Tester (D. MT)
These Democratic Senators need to hear from you:
President Trump has invited Democratic Sens. Heidi Heitkamp, Joe Manchin, Jon Tester and Joe Donnelly to the White House for lunch on Thursday, a sign of their potential clout in Trump’s Washington and as he faces an initial — and critically important — test of whether his agenda will face four years of gridlock on Capitol Hill.
The invitation arrived on Tuesday amid a bloody confirmation battle over Trump’s education secretary, Betsy DeVos, who was approved by the Senate by the narrowest of margins, with Vice President Pence coming to the Senate to cast a tie-breaking vote. USA TODAY confirmed the invitation with three congressional aides and a White House official.
The fight put on vivid display a hard fact: namely, that if Trump wants to get anything done in Washington — beginning with tax reform and replacing Obamacare — he’ll need Democratic support. And that support begins with the handful of Democrats who represent conservative states he won by at least a 20-point margin.
According to the White House official, the invitation was also extended to some Republicans.
Now that we know which Democrats Trump is targeting, we need to apply the pressure now more than ever. Below are each Senators contact information. You know what to do.