Jamin B. Raskin

Maryland Democrats skeptical of Trump's pitch for bipartisanship

Maryland Democrats skeptical of Trump's pitch for bipartisanship

Maryland Democrats expressed skepticism Tuesday that President Donald J. Trump’s first State of the Union speech would change the political landscape on Capitol Hill or lead to bipartisan breakthroughs on immigration, infrastructure and other pressing issues.

Though Trump touched on issues that have garnered bipartisan support in the past — including efforts to address the opioid addiction crisis, prescription drug prices and infrastructure — members of the state’s mostly Democratic delegation said the first year of his administration had made them doubtful about the chances for agreement in the future.

The speech, said Democratic Rep. Anthony G. Brown of Prince George’s...

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