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The Daily Countable: Take Action Today!

by Countable | 4.26.17

Wednesday, April 26th

It’s a big day in Washington; Congress is back in full swing after its two week recess, from which lawmakers have run headlong into a showdown over the debt ceiling, government funding, health care and a border wall with Mexico. Add to that a new tax cutting plan from President Trump and an Executive Order reviewing the status of protected lands, and there’s a lot to take action on!

The President: In Washington

  • President Trump will announce the "guiding principles" of his tax reform plan

  • President Trump will sign an executive order related to National Monuments and the Antiquities Act

The House of Representatives: In Session

  • 12pm: Legislative day begins with the consideration

  • Under consideration: H.R. 1695: Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act of 2017; S. 496: A bill to repeal the rule issued by the Federal Highway Administration and the Federal Transit Administration entitled "Metropolitan Planning Organization Coordination and Planning Area Reform"

  • 4:30pm: Final votes

The Senate: In Washington

  • 11:30am: Cloture vote on the nomination of Alexander Acosta as Secretary of Labor.

  • 5pm: All 100 senators have been invited to the White House for a classified briefing about North Korea from members of the Trump administration.

What to Watch

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Have a great day, CountaBeasts!

-- Andrea Seabrook, Managing Editor

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  • Shawn
    04/26/2017
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    Please do not let this President personally take away National Monuments from the public. Not only do they provide a sanctuary for wildlife and cultural preservation, but they are deeply important to local and state economies as they currently attract all types of outdoorsman and nature enthusiasts as well as scientific interest. Moreover, I do not believe this move represents the overall public sentiment, as across party lines we've heard from all types of people who want to preserve these lands and would rather not have a few people and corporate interests benefit from ownership of these valuable properties while the public is currently sharing it with ALL American citizens. Please push anyway you can to fight this EO with legislation and/or coordinating with the courts.

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  • Sherrie
    04/26/2017
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    We need an independent investigation to the Russian Trump connection from what I can see the Senate committee has not done anything to investigate this. Step up and look to see what's important for America

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  • Mary
    04/26/2017
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    The latest health care plan being proposed by the president will end up costing us more money and lining the pockets of the insurance companies. As your constituent, I am asking you to block this from happening.

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  • Kay
    04/26/2017
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    DO NOT destroy our precious, beautiful national monuments!!!! The only reason for this so-called "review" is to allow oil corporations, etc. to destroy the beauty so that they can make more money by digging for oil. STOP allowing a mad man to obliterate everything beautiful in our country. He is both stupid and narcissistic and only cares about what will get more money for him and his small-minded, self-centered corporate "friends" who no doubt laugh at him behind his back because he is such an uninformed buffoon. This should not even be on the table . DO NOT SUPPORT! I WILL GET YOU OUT OF OFFICE! STOP VOTING PARTY and VOTE as though you had a HEART, SOUL and far reaching MIND! I HAVE HAD IT! Not everyone in this area is as stupid as you think--and, apparently, ad you are.

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  • Irene
    04/26/2017
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    It's interesting how you REPRESENTATIVES who were elected as servants of the people think you are more worthy of good health insurance than the rest of us! What ever insurance you feel is good enough for us will be good enough for you!

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  • Charles
    04/26/2017
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    Protect out national monuments and treasures! Take a stand a against these orders from a despot! Start the impeachment process!

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  • bart
    04/26/2017
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    This is exactly what I love countable for. Nice work!!

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  • Michelle
    04/26/2017
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    I firmly believe these cuts will greatly benefit Trump and his buddies! HE MUST RELEASE HIS TAX RETURNS BEFORE ANY, ANY TAX CUTS OR REFORM IS DONE!!

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  • Connie
    04/26/2017
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    I firmly believe these cuts will greatly benefit Trump and his buddies! HE MUST RELEASE HIS TAX RETURNS BEFORE ANY, ANY TAX CUTS OR REFORM IS DONE!!

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  • rjfreeman
    04/26/2017
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    Our National monuments and Federal lands are not up for grabs! These treasures belong to the PEOPLE of America. Not for corporate use of any kind. Shameful that this is actually being discussed.

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  • Natalie
    04/26/2017
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    Do you not let our public lands become private. These lands attract lots of people helping the economy. Our public outdoor space is one of the things that make this country unique. Don't let big business and CEOs benefit from our public land!

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  • Hillary
    04/26/2017
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    Please save the ACA. No to Trumpcare and handing greedy healthcare execs more money. If we get rid of patient protections like the pre-exising conditions clause, people with cancer, diabetes, asthma will not get life-saving care. Please help us protect our healthcare.

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  • Ticktock
    04/26/2017
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    There should be no tax reductions of any kind without tax reform. Tax reform should be addressed first. If there are tax reductions there should equal spending cuts.

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  • Marie
    04/26/2017
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    This President and his GOP care nothing about the American people's cultural history that provides vital education to our children as well as protecting land that provides beautiful, heartwarming sites , but ongoing habitats for wildlife . Anther subject is the border wall. The majority of Americans do NOT want this wall, nor should we be forced to pay for it . Let the GOP pay for it, see how that would go over! Yet they are trying to force the cost out of the middle class mainly. I do not agree with the wall for many humanitarian reasons and it will not work! If you are in the situation many of our Hispanic neighbors are, you will find a way to get your loved ones to a better and safer haven. I know I would do anything, so try to yourselves in their life, Oh wait, Trump and the GOP have no heart or humanity.

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  • Monica
    04/26/2017
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    No tax plan until Trump releases his tax returns! The only health care that our country needs is a single payer system.To have health insurance companies that are a for profit business does not serve our nation. Using money to build a wall is a waste..Our country needs more invested in infrastructure,health,housing,and environmental protection.

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  • Azrael
    04/27/2017
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    Why is rep fisher in New Hampshire still in office? Do people In New Hampshire truly hate their mother's daughters wives and women in general? How do you as members of congress hold your heads up knowing these sick perverted individuals are on our payrolls at any government level Do not, and I repeat do not tell me this is not a federal issue This is everyone's issue It is your job to ensure the safety of all citizens Do your job Get him and all the others like him off our payrolls You've done nothing about the pussy grabbing at the top so start there

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  • Jasmine
    04/26/2017
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    Well I guess the government is going to have to shut down because there is no way any of these pieces of legislation will get the support they need... nor should they. Republicans threatened and did shut down the government for far less. We cannot allow this administration to take us to multiple wars all while cutting funding for them. BEEN THERE DONE THAT!

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  • Nashluna
    04/26/2017
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    Trump holding American's healthcare hostage for a wall to isolate the US is repugnant!! Vote No on this healthcare bill, saving the "best" of Obamacare for Congress only. What is wrong with Congress? This elitist attitude is not what America needs!! Vote for Medicare for all.

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  • Stephanie
    04/26/2017
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    Trumpcare 2 eliminates coverage for those with pre-existing conditions in an equitable and affordable manner. This is immoral and completely unacceptable. For many this will be a death sentences. Its not to dramatic to say its economic genocide.

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  • A
    04/26/2017
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    Whatever you campaigned on to win, remember that you represent the American citizenry. Do not fall for the lazy answers of a wall, no healthcare or shutting down government. The American taxpayer deserves more than to have their taxes squandered by politicians who seem to only have corporate interests at heart. Deregulation, tax breaks for the rich and powerful, and the dismantling of all programs that actually help your constituents, will only weaken the nation. Stand up, use your brain (and base your opinions on actual peer-reviewed research) and oppose this ridiculous budget.

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