Community Meetings; Health Insurance; AFL-CIO; St. Peter's School; Consul General of Ireland; Transportation Update; Refugees; "Behind the Curtain" additions
10/17 COMMUNITY MEETING
Thanks to those of you who attended my community meeting in Chelsea or watched it via Facebook Live.
Community Meetings; Sabotaging the ACA; Making America Small Again; More Outrageous Tweets; Disaster Aid; Whistleblower Protection; "Behind the Curtain" additions
10/12 RECENT VOTE
H. Res. 569: Providing for the concurrence by the House in the Senate amendment to H.R. 2266, with an amendment
This resolution approves a Senate amendment to H.R. 2266, which provides emergency aid for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands and additional relief for other areas devastated by the recent hurricanes. H.R. 2266 also includes aid for California where residents are battling deadly wildfires. I voted YES.
Community Meetings; Guns; Restricting Women's Rights; More Evidence of Misguided Budget Priorities; Equifax; Iran; "Behind the Curtain" additions
10/5 RECENT VOTE
H. Con. Res. 71, the Fiscal Year 2018 Republican Budget Resolution
H. Con. Res. 71 cuts veterans benefits by almost $50 billion over 10 years, Medicaid by over $1 trillion, housing, nutrition programs and so much more. It calls for more than $200 billion in spending cuts that hit everything from infrastructure and health care to student loans. The budget resolution does, however, provide $1.6 billion for Trump's wall despite his repeated assertions that Mexico would pay for it. I voted NO.
10/3 RECENT VOTE
H.R. 36, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act
This legislation is not about protecting unborn children. It’s really about restricting a woman’s access to abortion services by prohibiting abortions after 20 weeks. It also imposes fines and prison time of up to 5 years for health professionals who are not in compliance. I voted NO.
Community Meeting; Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands; The Collapse of the ACA Repeal and the Pivot to Tax Cuts; Reducing Support for Children and Families; Punishment Before Proof; Unfinished Business; The Hidden Cost of War and Conflict; "Behind the Curtain" additions
9/28 RECENT VOTE
H.R. 3823, the Disaster Tax Relief and Airport and Airway Extension Act
While this legislation temporarily extends FAA authorization which expires on September 30th, it could and should have been a vehicle to extend other important programs with authorizations that also expire on September 30th, like SCHIP and community health centers. Also, it does virtually nothing for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
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