New Reality: 4 Progressives Report on Congress

President Donald Trump has been on the job less than one week and he's already upended Washington — surprising some and shocking others.

The new president continues to keep Chicago in his crosshairs tweeting in his first days in office about what he calls the “carnage” as a result of the city's violent crime.


But while many of Trump's opponents are vowing strong resistance to his rapid-fire and quickly expanding agenda, Congressional Republicans seem to be on board with it, at least for now.

“We are on the same page with the White House,” said U.S. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan at the GOP policy retreat in Philadelphia. “We've been working with the administration on a daily basis to map out and plan a very bold and aggressive agenda to make good on our campaign promises and to fix these problems.”

Chicago Tonight invited Illinois’ entire Republican Congressional delegation but all are at the GOP policy retreat in Philadelphia. We expect to be joined by some of them in two weeks.

Joining us are U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky, who has represented the North Side of Chicago and the northern suburbs since 1999; U.S. Rep. Luis Gutiérrez, who has served parts of Chicago, Melrose Park, Brookfield and Cicero since 1993; U.S. Rep. Danny Davis, who has served since 1997 and whose district includes downtown Chicago, the Near North Side, parts of the South and West Sides as well as west suburban Cook County; and U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley who represents the North Side of Chicago and the western suburbs and has served in the House since 2009.


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