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With Senator McCain’s announcement that he opposes the Graham-Cassidy repeal bill, Leader McConnell ought to abandon this last ditch effort to jam TrumpCare through the Senate.


Well, we can't say we're surprised. For a bill that takes health care away from millions of Americans, slashes Medicaid, imposes an age tax on older Americans, and makes coverage for Americans with pre-existing conditions unaffordable, it’s no wonder only 24% of Americans approve of Republicans’ latest version of TrumpCare.


While Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans prepare to bring their latest TrumpCare bill to the Floor next week, editorial boards across the country are voicing strong opposition to the legislation – which would be even worse for families than previous versions – and urging Senators to oppose it.


It is deeply disappointing that Senate Republicans would abandon the bipartisan Murray-Alexander effort to stabilize our health care markets.


We have some news for all of the Republican Senators who have expressed concern about Americans with pre-existing conditions: the latest TrumpCare bill won’t protect them.


As zombie TrumpCare comes back to life once again, our Senate Republican friends should be aware that this latest version doesn’t address any of the issues they were concerned about before.


American families and their health care providers are sick and tired of the unnecessary uncertainty caused by Congressional Republicans’ obsession with repealing the Affordable Care Act. 


Since his election to Congress in 2005, Rep. Charlie Dent has charted an independent course as a fighter on behalf of his constituents. He's spent his time in the House working to remind his colleagues on both sides of the aisle that we are here to find compromise, not contention.


As you know, the House is expected to consider an omnibus appropriations bill in September, and among the amendments that have been filed are ones that prohibit the use of taxpayer funding by the Administration for certain purposes,” wrote Whip Hoyer.


Rep. Niki Tsongas has been an outstanding advocate for families in Massachusetts since her election to Congress in 2007 as the first woman to represent Massachusetts in a quarter century.  


Health care, tax reform, passing a budget, funding the government, paying our nation’s bills… on issue after issue, Republicans are deeply divided. For the past seven months, they’ve pursued partisanship and it has yielded virtually no legislative accomplishments.  So now they have a choice: continue this failed strategy or work with Democrats to address our fiscal challenges and ensure access to affordable health care. Here’s to hoping that they’ll choose the latter after five weeks of hearing from constituents who are fed up with their division and dysfunction.


As the August District Work Period begins, House Republicans have little to tout back home in their districts.