ADVISORY: Sen. Chris Van Hollen on Winners and Losers in Trump’s America—A Look at the Budget and Trumpcare

Washington, D.C. — President Donald Trump campaigned on a promise of revitalizing rural and small-town communities and leading a so-called worker’s party. Yet this week, the House is considering a bill that would kick 24 million people off their health coverage and exacerbate the opioid crisis to pay for tax cuts for millionaires. And the president’s budget, released last week, takes aim at the very communities that swept him to power. From cuts to the manufacturing innovation and workforce training investments that rebuild hard-hit small towns to cuts that gut rural housing and Meals on Wheels, the president’s budget proposal would fall hardest on his own supporters.

The Center for American Progress Action Fund will host Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) for a conversation about Trump’s policies and budget and their implications for workers, health care, and rural America. A panel discussion will follow.

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Introductory remarks:
Neera Tanden, President and CEO, Center for American Progress Action Fund

A conversation with:
Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD)
Carmel Martin, Executive Vice President, Policy, Center for American Progress Action Fund

Distinguished panelists:
Andrew Kessler, Founder and Principal, Slingshot Solutions LLC
Lisa Mensah, President and CEO, Opportunity Finance Network
Neal Orringer, former Senior Adviser to the U.S. Secretary of Commerce
Harry Stein, Director, Fiscal Policy, Center for American Progress Action Fund

Angela Hanks, Associate Director, Workforce Development Policy, Center for American Progress Action Fund


Friday, March 24, 2017
11:00 a.m. ET


Center for American Progress Action Fund
1333 H Street NW, 10th Floor
Washington, D.C., 20005

For more information or to speak with an expert, contact Allison Preiss at or 202.478.6331.