The Financial Choice Act (H.R. 10) was narrowly passed out of committee and is scheduled to be reviewed by the House Rules Committee on Wednesday, June 7.. Basically this bill, if passed, would be much weaker than the Dodd-Frank Financial Regulatory Control Bill, which was passed in 2010. Elizabeth Warren is extremely critical of the Financial Choice Act, calling it an “insult to working families.”
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan released a statement saying that the Paris climate agreement is a “raw deal” for America. Let’s write to let him know what we think the raw deals are at this time.
Several actions to take today, June 3rd
Going against recommendation of science, industry, and the rest of the developed world, Trump announced that he is pulling the U.S. out of the Paris Climate Agreement making only Nicaragua, Syria, and us against it. (194 countries are for the Agreement). Taking a nationalistic, “America First” approach, Trump has put the earth and world in peril.
In a decision that upends the Trump administration’s actions, “The Chicago-based 7th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that a transgender student has the right to use the bathroom that corresponds with his gender identity under federal law.”
Another reminder that Congress is on recess this week! This means that our MoCs are not required to be in D.C. They should be in their home states working, and hopefully holding town halls. Check if yours have scheduled any at townhallproject.org. A good number of GOP MoCs are avoiding holding in-person town halls. Don’t let them get away with it: let’s make sure they know we want to meet with them! They work for us, after all.
Our MoCs are on recess right now, but we still keep up our efforts in making contact with them. With all the newfound situations, we still need to tell our legislators that we want an independent commission to address the Trump/Russia connection. We know that what an independent investigation can do is different from what a special counsel can do. We want both. Call and/or write today.
Contact Government Officials and sign petitions
Next week—May 29-June 2—Congress is in recess. Hopefully our MoCs will schedule town halls, be present in their local offices, or hold scheduled meetings with constituents. These town halls will be a “referendum,” some say, on public outrage at the House vote on Trumpcare. Let’s make sure they are!
Contact your government officials and other actions to take today.