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August 6: Congress Votes on Harvey, Works To Replace DACA

by Countable | 9.6.17

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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2017

What to Watch

What Everyone Is Watching

Congress, DACA and Hurricane Harvey relief. The Trump administration has given Congress six months to come up with a plan to address those who were covered by DACA. Various members of Congress are already getting to work on possible replacements. But Congress will take a break today to vote on the Harvey Relief Bill. According to HuffPo, the package will request approximately $7.85 billion, which includes $7.4 billion earmarked for FEMA’s disaster relief fund.

What’s Worth Watching
  • What’s going to happen to Obamacare? No one is certain, but today sees a full hearing by the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions about "Stabilizing Premiums and Helping Individuals in the Individual Insurance Market for 2018: State Insurance Commissioners." Watch live @ 10:00 AM EDT here.

  • At the same time, the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs holds a hearing on "The History and Current Reality of the U.S. Health Care System." Watch live @ 10 AM EDT here.

The President: D.C. and North Dakota

  • 9:00 AM EDT - President Trump speaks with President Xi Jinping of China

  • 11:00 AM EDT - Trump meets with congressional leadership in the Oval Office

  • 3:05 PM EDT - The President participates in a tax reform event with workers from the energy sector at the Andeavor Refinery in Bismarck, North Dakota

The House of Representatives: IN SESSION

  • After 12:00 PM EDT - Voting on a bill to provide $7.85 billion in relief for Hurricane Harvey.

  • Voting on a bill to clarify the role of the federal government in developing safety regulations for self-driving cars.

  • Beginning consideration of a bill to provide $429 billion in funding for a variety of federal departments and programs.

The Senate: IN SESSION

To be announced.

Keep pestering Congress, CountaCoolidges.

"Any man who does not like dogs and want them about does not deserve to be in the White House." —Calvin Coolidge

—Josh Herman & Asha Sanaker

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  • Aaron
    09/06/2017
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    Please join the fight to save the dreamers! Pass the DREAM Act!

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  • Amy
    09/06/2017
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    Please work to pass legislation to preserve and legalize the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA). This is about doing the right thing. This issue along with many other immigration issues puts blame on the wrong people. If you want to prevent jobs going to undocumented workers, punish the employers. I've said this multiple times. The path to legal residency needs to be easier and more transparent. Penalties for hiring undocumented workers should be harsher more expensive for the employers. The fact of the matter is that many U.S. citizens are either simply unemployable or just plain lazy. Growing up in small town Texas, I know the game politicians are playing. Stop pandering to the people that want to blame everyone but themselves for their situations in life. Too many people living in small town America think they are entitled to good jobs regardless of education, work ethic, responsibility, or dependability. It's sickening to see the racism that is being displayed in small town America because our politicians are stoking those fires with all this talk about illegal immigration. Enough is enough. The problems of small town America and middle class America have nothing to do with DREAMers or refugees or people of color. The problems are corporate greed in publicly traded companies, the decline of the American work ethic, and laziness. Too many citizens tout their ignorance as a badge of honor as if they had to work hard to do so poorly in school and neglect acquiring any level of education that would make them marketable in today's society.

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  • Pandora
    09/06/2017
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    We have to defend DACA- NY state must join the fight!

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  • Gina
    09/06/2017
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    The Dreamers have all been through the vetting process. In my eyes, they ARE Americans. Hard working young people who have grown up in the U.S. and want to continue working hard--contributing to their country on multiple levels! To send the DACA children/young adults back to their "home" country is immoral and cruel! Shame on the current administration!

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  • Mk
    09/06/2017
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    Defend Daca!

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  • Judith
    09/06/2017
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    Pass a stand-alone DACA Act now! Stop playing with people's lives like a bunch of bully children. This latest act of cruelty is purely political and has nothing to do with "rule of law" (something you gave up your right to invoke when you supported the pardon of the racist, lawbreaking, criminal Arpaio). Do your job, Congress, and start serving the People and not your puppet masters, the Kochs, Breitbart, and Putin.

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  • Nancy
    09/06/2017
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    Please take a minute and listen carefully to all those asking you to pass the Dream Act. It is in your hands to help all of these young people achieve there dreams, and defend our country, make it a better place. Defend DACA, support the Dreamers. It is in your hands now Congress, do what is correct!!!!

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  • Bfowler7
    09/06/2017
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    Repeal DACA. Obama used this a vehicle to drain the coffers of America. He is a Narcissist!

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  • Andy1
    09/06/2017
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    Protections for DACA recipient needs to be a stand alone bill. It is morally unconscionable that the GOP would hold their lives hostage for personal policy objectives.

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  • Abbi
    09/06/2017
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    Call your reps! We need them to know we want them to save the dreamers and keep them here!! Call them! Don't just fax or sign online petitions!

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  • Jill
    09/06/2017
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    Defend DACA. Vote yea for legislation that makes it into law. It is a brutal and racist move to punish these young people. Make America great again through legislation that makes it easier to become a U.S. citizen.

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  • Ureeka
    09/06/2017
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    Dems can thank Obama for putting us in this mess. He used an EO for DACA because congress wouldn't pass it legally. So we have an unconstitutional illegal program on our hands now. Let's see what congress does this time.

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  • Jessica
    09/06/2017
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    We need to take care of the victims displaced by the hurricane past and to come. We need to take into consideration that the dreamers are as American as anyone born and raised here. We do not need to spend billions on a wall which is nothing more than smoke and mirrors.

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  • Megan
    09/06/2017
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    We, as Nebraskans, need to do our part to stand by the original morals this country was founded on: freedom and liberty. We need to stand by the dreamers in a country founded on immigrants! Make DACA law!

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  • Laura
    09/06/2017
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    Defend DACA! These dreamers have been through a vetting process, pay taxes, go to school, and are productive citizens of the United States. Playing with people lives by holding their lives as hostages to create and fund an unnecessary wall is pathetic. Trump needs to be removed from office. He has no thought process that is good for anyone and is a dictator in the making.

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  • Sienna
    09/06/2017
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    Dreamers should be given citizenship if they have proven their devotion to only the USA, if they speak English, no criminal records, and do not rely on the federal government for living expenses. They should not be given anything...they should earn it by being a good role model to the younger generation.

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  • David
    09/06/2017
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    Consider this a mandate from this constituent, make DACA law. Here is your opportunity to save your integrity and your humanity.

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  • Melissa
    09/06/2017
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    This is not the America most of us voted for. This is not a country many of us are proud of right now. This is not the American way! Please defend DACA!

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  • Tonya0717
    09/06/2017
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    We need the Dream Act! They have already proven themselves to be good enough to qualify for green cards so allow them to do it! The government can only benefit from the fee money gathered from the bill and continued tax money. These people will do whatever they have to do to officially become Americans permanently. I stand with Dreamers of Tennessee and of the United States of America!

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  • Mindful
    09/06/2017
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    Two easy things to get DONE. Fund Harvey and re-establish DACA. DO YOUR JOB.

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