Republican Outrages

Repeal? Replace? Repair? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Despite promising to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act for the last seven years, Republicans are no closer to reaching agreement on an alternative to the ACA. So, what do they do now? Change their rhetoric, according to Energy & Commerce Committee Chair Greg Walden.  But all Republicans are doing is injecting uncertainty and chaos into our health care system, and the American people will see right through their attempts to rebrand their plan to Make America Sick Again.

Rep. Comstock a No-Show at Constituent Town Halls

Add Rep. Barbara Comstock (VA-10) to the list of Republican Members who are trying to avoid tough questions from constituents on the GOP’s effort to repeal the ACA without immediately replacing it. Last weekend, her office advertised her attendance at two constituent town halls. But when it became clear that she would face questions on the ACA and President Trump’s Muslim ban, she ended up being a no-show. From Politico:

Military Veterans Oppose President Trump’s Muslim Ban

For Immediate Release:

February 1, 2017

Contact:

Mariel Saez 202-225-3130

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Republicans Continue to Be Deeply Divided Over How to Replace the Affordable Care Act

For Immediate Release:

January 31, 2017

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Mariel Saez 202-225-3130

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Rep. Dave Brat is Feeling the Heat

As Republicans continue their efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act without offering a real replacement plan, Members are feeling the heat from their constituents. In Virginia, Rep. Dave Brat (VA-07) complained to a conservative audience about vocal constituents who are concerned about losing coverage and increased health care costs.

Hoyer Statement on the Firing of Acting Attorney General Sally Yates

For Immediate Release:

January 30, 2017

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Mariel Saez 202-225-3130

Office of the Democratic Whip Steny H.<div class=###

Trouble in Paradise?

A dream scenario for Congressional Republicans: control of Congress and the White House. But things aren’t going according to plan. At the GOP retreat last week, Congressional Republicans expected to unify their Party and come up with a plan to govern. Instead, Congressional leaders and the Trump Administration walked away more divided than ever.

From the Los Angeles Times:

Republicans Move Forward with Efforts to Repeal the Affordable Care Act – Without a Replacement

For Immediate Release:

January 27, 2017

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Mariel Saez 202-225-3130

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Morning Roundup: Rocky Republican Retreat Edition

Congressional Republicans are at their retreat in Philadelphia this week, hoping to get on the same page and develop a policy agenda. It comes as a surprise to exactly no one that the retreat isn't going as smoothly as they had hoped. A look at the headlines shows Republicans on Capitol Hill and the Trump Administration continue to struggle with deep divisions. 

Republicans Continue Effort to Repeal the Affordable Care Act Without Offering a Real Plan to Replace It

For Immediate Release:

January 24, 2017

Contact:

Mariel Saez 202-225-3130

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