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MESSAGE FROM THE DEMOCRATIC WHIP
Yesterday, Senate Republicans revealed their TrumpCare bill, which was written behind closed doors and kept secret from the American people and Members of Congress. This bill is just as harmful to working families as the House bill, which President Trump called “mean.” The bill would increase out-of-pocket costs, kick Americans off their coverage, eliminate tax credits that help working families afford coverage, impose an age tax on older Americans, and allow insurers to discriminate against people with pre-existing conditions. I will strongly urge Senate Republicans to oppose the bill when it comes to the Floor for a vote.
This week, I announced a video series titled #TrumpCareStories, which will provide Americans with the opportunity to share how TrumpCare would impact them. My first two videos released this week highlight the stories of Ola and Megan. Ola is a cancer survivor, and under TrumpCare, insurers would be allowed to discriminate against people like her due to their pre-existing conditions. Megan worked hard to beat addiction and was able to access affordable mental health treatment under the Affordable Care Act, but provisions in TrumpCare would put her coverage at risk. I encourage Americans to share their own #TrumpCareStories on Twitter and Facebook. House Democrats will continue to lift up these stories and make clear the harmful impact of TrumpCare.
In the House, Republicans are failing to do their job and deliver for the American people. They have failed to put forward a single jobs bill, despite their promises to support job creation and grow the economy. In addition they haven’t proposed a budget – two months after the deadline – or taken action to ensure our nation meets its obligations and pays its bills. I will continue to call on my Republican colleagues in the House to address jobs and our fiscal needs.
Steny H. Hoyer
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DEMOCRATIC NEWS UPDATE
On the Senate TrumpCare bill
- FACT SHEET: Editorial Boards Voice Strong Opposition to Senate TrumpCare Bill
- FACT SHEET: Organizations Speak Out Against Senate TrumpCare
- FACT SHEET: Senate TrumpCare Bill Does Not Protect Americans With Pre-Existing Conditions
- Hoyer Statement on Senate Republicans' Draft TrumpCare Bill
- Whip Hoyer Announces #TrumpCareStories
- VIDEO: Hoyer Floor Remarks Announcing #TrumpCareStories
- VIDEO: Hoyer Discusses Senate Republicans' Secret TrumpCare Bill on CNBC's "Squawk Box"