Senate Republicans are attempting to pass the American Health Care Act (AHCA) without any public review of the bill and its contents—indeed, without any review whatsoever. By refusing to examine the AHCA and its effects openly, the GOP is subjecting the American people to potentially destructive laws without their informed consent. In fact, the bill itself contains many provisions that will prove harmful to millions of Americans if enacted:
Our healthcare system comprises one sixth of the economy. Any overhaul of this system should require methodical planning as well as transparency. The Republicans in the Senate who are constructing a new version of President Trump’s American Health Care Act (AHCA) have not met either of these conditions and refuse to hold any public hearings on the AHCA.
Call and remind the government who they work for.
Last week, President Trump fired the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, James Comey. Let your senators know that you’re paying attention to their response to this inexcusable abuse of power. With President Trump’s recent alleged disclosure of classified information to a Russian Ambassador, an independent investigation is all the more necessary.
One of the most insidious things about the new Trumpcare plan is that it removes insurance protections for people with pre-existing conditions.
Voting on the federal budget will take place this Friday, and Republicans are ready to move forward with President Trump’s wall, estimated to cost between $22 and $40 billion dollars. If this happens, President Trump and GOP officials will have made it clear that American taxpayers will be footing the bill.
Have you ever gone to sleep shivering in your own home? Going without heat due to financial constraints is a reality for millions of Americans. Thankfully, a government program called LIHEAP, or Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, helps these families with energy costs to keep them safe in cold weather. But President Trump’s budget would cut this program entirely.
President Trump ran on a platform of making America “safe again.” But his proposed cuts to the State Homeland Security Program make that seem like an empty campaign promise. Our states and localities must be prepared to deal with unforeseen events that could harm Americans. Whether the threat is terrorism or natural disasters, it is the government’s job to keep people out of harm’s way, and, if that fails, to help communities recover from tragedy.
President Trump’s proposed budget would increase military spending by $54 billion dollars. This unneeded increase would come at the expense of vital federal programs, including the Rural Water and Environmental Program (WEP).
As Republicans continue their attempt to gut the EPA from the inside, the party that founded the EPA is now its biggest threat. This budget loss would directly threaten the 53 million people who live near the 1,337 Superfund sites in America, leaving them at risk for disease and property damage from extreme pollution.