This afternoon, I spoke with advocates with the #ProtectOurCare coalition about the House Republicans’ dangerous #TrumpCare bill, which would kick 24 million Americans off of their coverage, spike premiums, and allow insurers to make coverage unaffordable for those with preexisting conditions. As the GOP considers bringing #TrumpCare to the Floor, we need all hands on deck to push back on efforts to take away health care from millions.
I really enjoyed visiting Ms. Bailey's fifth grade class at Rosa Parks Elementary School this morning. These students are doing a terrific job, and I was glad to answer their great questions about serving in Congress.
Today, I joined Rep. Rosa DeLauro and @senpattymurray to recognize #EqualPayDay and reintroduce the Paycheck Fairness Act. I was proud that the first bill I brought to the Floor when I was Majority Leader in 2009 was the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, and I am proud to co-sponsor the Paycheck Fairness Act to build on the progress that we have made. I urge Republicans to bring the bill to the Floor for a vote, so we can ensure #equalpay for equal work.
The Whip Watch 2.0 app has a number of new features that will help Members of Congress, staff, the press, and the public follow the Floor. The link to download it for free in the App Store can be found in my bio.
Today, I relaunched Whip Watch, an app that provides real-time updates on the Floor of the U.S. House of Representatives. This update builds on efforts to ensure that the Democratic Caucus – and the House as a whole – are using the latest tools to make Congress more open, accessible, and transparent. See the link in my bio to download the free app today.
Today I spoke at a forum hosted by my colleagues @reproybalallard and @repjayapal on the impact of President Trump's immigration policies on families and children. Our country is great because we are guided by our morals, which tell us that having children wrenched from the arms of their parents is wrong. We are a country of immigrants, of refuge, and of safety, and Democrats will continue to oppose policies that are contrary to our nation's principles.
The revisions made to the @housegop's#PayMoreForLess bill makes the legislation even worse. Click on the link in my bio to read my statement on the last minute changes that Republicans are making to the bill.