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March 2017 House Letter 25.30 KB 2 downloads

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March 2017 Senate Letter 24.90 KB 2 downloads

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House Bills

Healthcare is a Human Right! HR 676 – Expanded and Improved Medicare for All (Conyers) will provide lifelong healthcare for everyone. It is time to remove corporate control from healthcare and return it to medical professionals.

There is no protection against gender discrimination in the U.S. Constitution without a ratified Equal Rights Amendment. 92% of Americans polled believe there should be gender equality in the Constitution, and 72% believe it is already in place. HJ Res 53 (Speier) removes the ratification deadline on the Equal Rights Amendment; when three (3) more states ratify we have a new Constitutional amendment.

Seniors on Medicare pay full price for prescription drugs under Medicare Part D. HR 242Negotiate Prescription Drug Prices under Medicare Part D (Welch – VT) would allow Medicare to fully negotiate prescription drug prices lower healthcare costs for Medicare and dual-eligible recipients.

America is a country founded on the notion of religious freedom. HR 489 – No Religious Registry Act (DelBene) prohibits the collection of information and the establishment or utilization of a registry for the purposes of classifying or surveilling certain United States persons and other individuals on the basis of religious affiliation, and for other purposes.

Senate

Trump’s business ties put America at risk because of his debt to foreign governments. Sen. Warren’s new bill (S65) tackles this potential corruption. It would close the loophole allowing the president, vice president and their families to avoid conflict-of-interest rules – forcing Trump to disclose and fully divest his financial interests. It also emphasizes that the anti-bribery “emoluments clause” of the Constitution applies directly to situations like this, where the president’s wealth is dependent upon pleasing foreign dictators.

The official mission of the US Department of Labor is: “To foster, promote, and develop the welfare of the wage earners, job seekers, and retirees of the United States; improve working conditions; advance opportunities for profitable employment; and assure work-related benefits and rights.”

Andrew Puzder is a fast food restaurant executive who has a long history of being anti-wage earner and of worsening working conditions, not improving them. He has been quoted saying: “Machines are always polite, they always upsell, they never take a vacation, they never show up late, there’s never a slip-and-fall, or an age, sex, or race discrimination case.”

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