Whip's Report E-Newsletter ● Defense and National Security
For Immediate Release: 
February 10, 2017
Contact Info: 

Mariel Saez 202-225-3130


I continue to be deeply concerned that President Trump is taking steps that make America less safe. His unconstitutional Muslim ban puts the American people and our troops at risk, and I was pleased that the Administration’s effort to end the stay on the ban was rejected in a unanimous 3-0 ruling by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday evening. Nevertheless, Trump has said he intends to continue to fight for his ban in the courts. Not only is that wrong action to take, but it weakens our national security, and Democrats will continue to oppose his efforts.

In addition, the President has alienated close American allies, such as Australia and Mexico. He continues to defend the criminal behavior of Putin and has suggested that there is moral equivalency between the authoritarian regime of Putin and the United States of America, which is reprehensible and wrong. He has politicized our National Security Council by adding a political advisor and removing key national security officials. And reports indicate that Trump’s National Security Advisor, Michael Flynn, was in contact with the Russian Ambassador regarding sanctions prior to the Inauguration, which is deeply worrisome. Democrats will continue to stand up to these outrageous actions that weaken our security.   

Finally, I am encouraged to see Americans across the country speaking out against Republican efforts to Make America Sick Again. Across the country, constituents are voicing their opposition at town halls hosted by Republican Members of Congress, who remain divided over how to replace the Affordable Care Act and still don’t have a plan. Democrats will continue to stand up, speak up, and act up to protect Americans’ access to quality, affordable health care.

Sincerely yours,

Steny H. Hoyer

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