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Found on the Internets …
The Weekly Democratic Party Address was delivered by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY):
Senator Gillibrand on the AHCA:
“It’s time to stop the nonsense, and put people over politics. I look at my kids, and I don’t know what I would do if our family was going to be on the losing end of this cruel bill. Please imagine how heartbreaking it would be if your child was sick and needed care, but couldn’t afford the medicine, the treatment, or the surgery that was needed to save their lives. It’s unbearable to consider, and it goes against our American values.”
-Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (NY)
(CSPAN link to Weekly Democratic Address: here)
(Link to Nancy Pelosi Newsroom here)
There was no Minority Leader News Conference as Leader Pelosi was out of the country.
Here is Michelle Obama speaking at a health summit this past week:
Former first lady Michelle Obama served as the honorary chair for the Partnership for a Healthier America and talked about the origins and progress of her Let’s Move! initiative to help reduce childhood obesity. Mrs. Obama said that if you want to make this country great again, children need to be healthy and spoke out against the delay in regulations pertaining to school meal programs and nutrition labels requirements. She was joined by former White House Chef and food advocate Sam Kas