Depends on you (no pressure). On Wednesday, the CBO confirmed that Trumpcare is still a disaster. Now the ball is in the Senate’s court and Senate leadership is reportedly going to have their draft of the bill when they get back from this week’s recess. That means this recess could determine Trumpcare’s fate.
Trumpcare is the next big fight on the horizon, but it’s not the only way Congress is failing to represent us. From Trump’s budget, which slashes programs that millions of Americans rely on, to obstruction of the investigation into Trump’s ties to Russia, Congress is acting as a rubber stamp for Trump’s extreme agenda. Here’s how you can hold your representatives accountable:
- Go to ResistanceNearMe.org to find and sign up for a town hall, resistance event, or rally near you. And check out all the resources you need to plug in on the most-pressing issues.
Weaponizing the facts. The House voted on Trumpcare without even knowing how it would impact its constituents. Now we know they voted for a bill that will strip health care from 23 million people. New CAP analysis shows how many people in each congressional district will lose coverage under Trumpcare. And this new CAP analysis shows the number of people in every congressional district with pre-existing conditions. Bring these numbers to your next town hall.
Stuck in the middle. Of the Russia investigation. Yesterday, the Washington Post reported that Jared Kushner is the White House official involved in the investigation into Russia’s involvement in the presidential election. Kushner met with the Russian ambassador and a banker from Moscow in December and “is being investigated because of the extent and nature of his interactions with the Russians,” according to the Washington Post. Want to know who else in the Trump world has questionable Russia ties? Check out The Moscow Project.
Mutual Defense Pledge. The “one-for-all, all-for-one” principle has been central to the NATO alliance since its establishment, but yesterday Trump refused to endorse the pledge. Instead, he called out NATO members for what he called “chronic underpayments.” The only time the mutual defense pledge has ever been taken was after 9/11.
Like a G7. Free song idea for Far East Movement. The G7 summit starts today and Trump has already clashed with leaders. One of those areas of disagreement? Climate change. Reminder that Trump is the only climate-denying head of state. Now fellow G7 leaders are hoping to convince Trump to stay in the landmark Paris Climate Agreement.
Get smart. Looking for some smart things to say over the long weekend? Look no further. In the latest installment of our Get Smart series with Daily Action—Harry Stein answers your most-asked questions about Trump’s budget. Watch the video. Sound smart.
UNDER THE RADAR
Still no. That’s what another appeals court said about Trump’s Muslim Ban 2.0 yesterday, describing it as “intolerant and discriminatory.” This decision is yet another example proving that the government cannot discriminate against us for the way we pray. But the fight isn’t over. Attorney General Jeff Sessions immediately vowed to appeal to the Supreme Court.
Like Mike. Only a little better. Yesterday, LeBron James passed Michael Jordan as all-time playoff scoring leader. No news yet on whether he also has plans to make a movie with the Looney Tunes characters.