First the Republicans held their Congressional retreat and now Democrats are following suit this weekend. Congressional Democrats will huddle in Philadelphia over the weekend to plan their legislative strategy for the coming year.
President Obama will address the retreat and is expected to strike a defiant tone, calling on Congress to roll back sequestration cuts and jab Republicans for threatening funding for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
Obama plans to use the party retreat to preview his budget proposal, which will be released Monday. While the plan has no chance of making its way through a GOP-controlled Congress, it’s a vehicle for Democrats to outline clear policy priorities—which many leaders believe the party failed to do during the 2014 midterms.