Mariel Saez 202-225-3130
MESSAGE FROM THE DEMOCRATIC WHIP
This week, Democrats introduced legislation to repeal the Trump Administration’s Muslim ban, which is unconstitutional and makes American less safe. Already, we have seen national security experts, veterans, business and labor leaders, religious groups, and Congressional Republicans voice their strong opposition to the ban because it violates American values and plays right into the hands of terrorist groups like ISIS. While House Republicans have blocked consideration of this legislation three times this week, I hope they will change course and work with us to keep our troops, allies, and the American people safe by ending the ban immediately.
I also remain concerned by a number of additional actions taken by President Trump that undermine our national security and alliances around the globe. By reorganizing the National Security Council – adding Steve Bannon, while removing the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Director of National Intelligence – Trump is sending a message that he is putting partisan politics ahead of our security. In addition, I am deeply troubled by reports of his offensive phone calls with our allies. I have urged him to apologize to Prime Minister Turnbull of Australia, one of our strongest allies.
Finally, Congressional Republicans are sabotaging our health care system and continue to be deeply divided over how to replace the Affordable Care Act. While they have been promising to repeal and replace the ACA for seven years, they still don’t have a real alternative to prevent people from losing their coverage or seeing their costs skyrocket. Democrats will continue to oppose Republican efforts to take away health care from millions of Americans and make America sick again.
Steny H. Hoyer
P.S. Please invite your friends and family to sign up for this newsletter to learn about what House Democrats are doing to lead America in a new direction. You can also get the latest updates and join the conversation on my Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts.
DEMOCRATIC NEWS UPDATE
On President Trump's Muslim Ban
- FACT SHEET: President Trump’s Muslim Ban Makes America Less Safe
- FACT SHEET: Broad Opposition to President Trump’s Muslim Ban
- FACT SHEET:Military Veterans Oppose President Trump’s Muslim Ban
- Hoyer Statement After Congressional Democrats Gather to Protest President Trump's Muslim Ban
- Hoyer Remarks on President Trump’s Muslim Ban