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180 Reasons

Looking for another reason to go to the People’s Climate March tomorrow? We have 180. Despite the fact that 97 percent of scientists and a large majority of Americans agree that human-caused climate change is real, 180 members of Congress are still deny the science behind climate change according to new CAP Action analysis. Of...

Guess Who’s Back

Trumpcare’s back. Tell a friend. Congress, encouraged by the Trump Administration, is bringing back Trumpcare this week. To recap: the first version of Trumpcare would cause 24 million Americans to lose their health insurance and would increase premiums by up to 20 percent. But that wasn’t bad enough. After the first failed attempt to pass...

Thousand Dollar Tweets

Trump prides himself on being a “straight talker.” What he and his aides call straight talk is often “alternative facts.” Trump’s “straight talk” also means he is wont to oversimplify, hyperbolize, and fear monger. In announcing the failure of Trumpcare, for example, Trump said, “The best thing we can do politically speaking is let Obamacare...

Biting The Hand That Feeds You

Trump seems to have no problem doing it. He campaigned on promises to “bring our jobs back” and support the parts of the country where the economy is weak. Many of these struggling areas are the elusive counties that voted for Obama in 2012 and then unexpectedly supported Trump in 2016. One central economic problem...

What Happens At Spring Break

Does not stay at Spring Break if you’re a member of Congress. Today is Congress’s first day back after their two-week April recess and chances are they did not get the kind of R and R they had hoped for. Over the last two weeks, thousands of people showed up at town halls across the...

The New Brunch

Thanks to Trump, protests are the new brunch. (There are even T-shirts). This week’s protest? The science march. Donald Trump has never concerned himself much with facts: of the nearly 400 Trump statements Politifact has analyzed, only 4 percent were rated “True.” So it should not come as a surprise that as president, Trump has...

The New Deal

If at first you don’t succeed, make things worse, then try, try again. That seems to be Republican leaders’ motto when it comes to repealing the Affordable Care Act. Amid a bruising recess, during which many members of Congress faced heat at town halls for their support of Trumpcare, majority leaders have continued working on their...

DREAM Deferred

The first known DREAMer with active DACA status has been deported. Yesterday, news broke that 23-year-old Juan Manuel Montes, a DACA recipient who has lived in California since he was nine, was detained by immigration agents and deported on February 17. Despite the fact that Montes was granted deportation protections twice under President Obama’s Deferred...

Buy American, Hire American

Today, Trump is set to hop back on the executive action train signing a “Buy American, Hire American” order. The order will direct federal agencies to review and recommend changes to the HB 1 visa program, a program that gives foreign workers temporary visas to fulfill the “hire American” promise. To fulfill the “buy American...

Putting Country Over Party

That was one constituent's plea to Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL) at a town hall last week. Congress has been home for April recess for a week, and constituents across the country are using the opportunity to make their voices heard. Democrats and Republicans alike are showing up to town halls to voice concerns about everything...