The Weekly Democratic Party Address was delivered by Senator Mazie Hirono of Hawaii.
“These are not normal times. On issue after issue, Donald Trump creates a crisis, blames others for what’s happening, and uses the ensuing chaos to demand a legislative solution that often harms even more people. Democrats are calling on President Trump to use his executive authority to reunite the 2,400 separated children with their parents. We are calling on him to resolve many other problems his executive order created. And we are calling on his administration to stop its sabotage of our health care system and work with us on a bipartisan basis to protect and improve our health care system.”
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The Weekly Democratic Party Address was delivered by Senate Democrats:
(During the July 4th work period, Senate Democrats have been holding dozens of events back home listening to their constituents about how the Senate Republican healthcare bill would threaten their access to affordable, quality care. For the Weekly Democratic Address, Senate Democrats released a new video highlighting how they have long been sounding the alarm against the “mean” Senate Republican healthcare bill, which would be devastating to millions of Americans.)
Nine Senate Democrats are celebrating progressive activists holding lawmakers’ feet to the fire over their Republican counterparts’ plan to repeal and replace Obamacare.
“We know that the Senate Majority is still focused on passing a bill that will raise costs for all Americans, that will lower the health care coverage and medical care for many, many, many tens of millions of people, and the great insult of this whole debate is that the savings being used will be giving a tax cut for wealthiest few Americans, which does not represent real American values, certainly in my judgment,” Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., said in a statement delivered in the party’s weekly address.
The group of Democratic lawmakers applauded constituents for keeping local town hall events scheduled during the Fourth of July recess focused on healthcare, questioning Republicans about their plans for Obamacare.[…]
Sens. Martin Heinrich of New Mexico, Michael Bennet of Colorado, Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire, Chris Van Hollen of Maryland, and Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin were among those applauding their party’s efforts in blocking the bill.
The video featured Sen. Cory Booker, D-New Jersey, Sen. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii and Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont. also.
For the past few months, 13 Republican male senators have been sequestered away somewhere, literally plotting in secret, to come up with a bill which deprives millions of people across this country from accessing essential health care.
All so that the richest people in our country will get a huge tax cut!
On Thursday, we finally got a chance to see what’s in their version of Trumpcare. And it isn’t surprising that they chose to keep it hidden from the American people until the last possible moment.
It’s even worse than we thought.
Fundamentally, this bill lacks heart. And it sends a simple and clear message: if you’re young and healthy you’ll be fine. If you’re poorer, older, or sicker? Well, you’re screwed. […]
We are all one diagnosis away from a serious illness. For me, during a routine physical two months ago, my doctor told me I have kidney cancer.
It’s a moment that everyone dreads.
Thankfully, I had health insurance, I was able to sit down with my doctors and decide how I would fight my cancer, not how I would pay for treatment.