3 Easy Actions to Defeat Trumpcare

If you’re reading this, it’s not too late to do something to help defeat Trumpcare. Tomorrow, the House will vote on their plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Quick recap: This is the plan that will cause 24 million fewer people to be insured, increase costs for the average enrollee by $3,174,...

Not Our Justice

Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch has his first date with Congress today and it’s setting up to be awkward. This morning, NPR reported that Gorusch told his law class that women “manipulate” maternity leave and suggested companies need to ask questions about women’s family plans before hiring them. It is of course illegal...

The Starvation Budget

Putting the Skinny in "Skinny Budget" This morning, the Trump Administration released their budget outline, and despite supposedly being an "America First" budget, it puts most Americans last. Trump's emaciated budget proposes completely eliminating funding for 19 agencies and cutting funding for almost every single department. Only three departments—Defense, Homeland Security, and Veterans Affairs—would see...

2005: A Tax Odessy

Last night, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow set Twitter afire after she announced that she’d gotten her hands on the first two pages of the Form 1040 of President Trump’s 2005 tax returns. The details: Trump paid an effective tax rate of 24 percent, which is far below the top individual tax rate of 35 percent....

CBOmg

“American Health Care Act will lower premiums & improve access to quality, affordable care.” That was House Speaker Paul Ryan’s take on the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office’s official score of Trumpcare. Only it seems like he may have read a different report because the CBO report was bad for House Republicans. So bad, in fact,...

“Get it right, don’t get it fast.”

That's Sen. Tom Cotton's (R-AR) advice to House Republican leaders who are rushing to get their Obamacare repeal plan done. Why the rush? Members of Congress have been flooded with resistance—from calls to their offices to protest at town halls—to repealing the Affordable Care Act. So now, House Republican leaders, who put out a new...

#DayWithoutAWoman

Today, on International Women’s Day, women across the globe are taking part in the “A Day Without A Woman” strike to fight back against gender inequality, gender-based violence, and attacks on reproductive freedom. So we wondered, what would really happen if all paid working women in the United States took a day off? The answer...

Wealth Care

After seven years of deriding the “disaster” of the Affordable Care Act and months of promising to repeal and replace the law, House Republican leaders have finally introduced an Obamacare replacement bill. Trumpcare, aka the American Health Care Act, does not succeed in fulfilling Trump’s promise to “take care of everybody.” In fact, it breaks...

Calling a ban a ban

Stand With Immigrants. Today Trump signed his Muslim ban 2.0. No matter how he spins it, this new executive order is another Muslim ban and it has nothing to do with keeping America safe. Join CAP Action and our partners for a rally in support of refugees, Muslims, and immigrants at the White House today...

Recusal Is Not Enough

Something fishy is going on between President Trump’s inner circle and the Russian government. The Trump team has denied contacts with Russian officials at least 20 times. But it seems like every day new reports roll in detailing regular meetings between a growing list of senior Trump campaign officials—Jared Kushner and Jeff Sessions are the...