Wow! What a week.
Short Term Budget Deal Reached. Shutdown Averted.
We can be proud of the fact that our resistance efforts helped to result in a budget agreement that protected much that we hold dear, without having the Republicans resort to a government shutdown.
In case you missed the details, USA Today has a good rundown of how much is allocated to things that Democrats & progressives supported. Here’s what the government spending deal will and won’t fund.
It’s a significant win for Democrats, regardless of the spin you’ve heard from Trump.
Now for the bad news….
Trumpcare narrowly passed in the House on Thursday.
The bill has a long way to go before it becomes law, and we will fight it every step of the way. Want to know more about what’s ahead? Check our Healthcare information Page often for the latest updates.
“I’m angry right now, and I want to do something!!” you say. We hear you. We’re angry and disappointed too.
The best thing any of us can do right now is to keep the pressure on LaMalfa. If Senators see a national outpouring of outrage aimed at Republican Congressmen, they will be less likely to risk passing this travesty in the Senate. Call LaMalfa’s office and tell him what you are afraid of losing because of this bill.
To find out where you are likely to be impacted go to “The 10 Worst Things About TrumpCare.” You’ll see all the ways you are likely to be affected even if you aren’t insured through Medicaid or the exchanges.
More from Indivisible Shasta
Steering Committee Member Nancy VanSusteren has created an Indivisible Shasta Resource and Research site on Pinterest. She has taken the pain out of single issue research by compiling excellent resources into one place. Check it out, follow it and use it for your own research.
And finally…We urge you to take a good long walk in a beautiful place this weekend. Call someone you love and talk about something besides politics. Realize that to sustain our efforts over the long haul, we need to take very good care of ourselves and each other.
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