200: Days since the start of this Republican Congress as of July 21, 2017
110: Days the GOP House has been in session, 26 of which were pro-forma days in which the House gaveled in & out in a matter of minutes & no legislative business was completed
As support for Trumpcare continues to plummet (just 12% according to the latest poll), Senate Republicans’ failed strategy is to continue to re-release the bill in worse and worse iterations. Now, in a pinch to prove to Americans that Republicans are capable of any major legislative accomplishment, they’re plotting to hastily push through a bill which would mean higher costs for less coverage, millions of Americans losing coverage, and devastating cuts to Medicaid.
In less than two weeks, Congressional Republicans will leave for August recess without a single major legislative accomplishment. Trumpcare is rapidly collapsing under ferocious pressure from Americans across the country, and the House GOP budget – which is unlikely to pass the House – would ransack American investments in jobs and stack the deck even further against working families.
After every failure to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, Republicans have made Trumpcare even worse. Now Senate Republicans are pushing to ‘vote on the bill’ next week without any details of what “the bill” is. Regardless of what they propose, their Trumpcare bill will inevitably attack hard-working Americans with higher health costs, less coverage, and huge cuts to Medicaid.
Senate GOP’s Trumpcare ‘Plan C’ Already Dead
“It’s really perplexing, especially from the insurance companies, because all they have to do is dust off how they did business before Obamacare.” – HHS Secretary Tom Price on criticism of Trumpcare
What is truly ‘perplexing’ is the amnesia. No one wants to go back to before the Affordable Care Act. Before the ACA:
#FlashbackFriday: Remember when Speaker Ryan and House GOP Leaders ‘joked’ that Vladimir Putin ‘pays’ President Trump two months ago?
With the revelation of Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner and Trump Campaign Manager Paul Manafort meeting with a Russian lawyer, a former Russian counter-intelligence agent and [insert names of possible others here] to obtain ‘high level and sensitive information’ to influence the 2016 presidential election, no one is laughing now.
This week, Americans witnessed a desecration of our democracy not seen since Watergate. After weeks of dishonesty and secrecy, we saw cold, hard evidence that the Trump Campaign eagerly intended to collude with a hostile foreign power to influence an American election. The American people deserve to know what the Russians have politically, personally or financially on President Trump.
After weeks of President Trump and Congressional Republicans pushing their cruel and heartless Trumpcare bill, it turns out President Trump still can’t believe how hard health care is – here’s what he said to reporters last night on Air Force One:
This morning, Speaker Ryan claimed, “We’re well on our way on appropriations.”
That’s funny, because it’s July, and Republicans have yet to pass a single appropriations bill. There’s also been no jobs bill, no infrastructure bill, no budget, and no plan to avert a catastrophic default on the full faith and credit of the United States. Instead, House GOP has unveiled a bill that includes $1.6 billion in taxpayer funds for President Trump’s immoral, ineffective and expensive border wall.