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by Countable | 4.27.17

Thursday, April 27th

The buzz in Washington is that the House may take up a freshly tweaked GOP health care bill as soon as tomorrow. The momentum behind it seems to be coming from the White House, where President Trump is eager for a political win before Saturday, when he will hit 100 days in office. Now is a great time to let Congress know what you think -- click the Take Action button to send an immediate message or video to your reps, or give them a call.

The President: In Washington

  • Meeting with the President of Argentina in the White House

  • Giving remarks at the Department of Veterans Affairs

  • Signing an Executive Order on "Improving Accountability and Whistleblower Protection"

The House of Representatives: In Session

  • 12pm: Legislative day begins

  • Under consideration: H.R. 1694 - Fannie and Freddie Open Records Act; S. 496 - Repealing 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 Session

  • Debate and vote on the confirmation of Alexander Acosta as Labor Secretary after 10:30am

What to Watch

  • A key hearing today before the House Foreign Affairs Committee: "Syria after the Missile Strikes: Policy Options" Watch it here.

  • A hearing before the Senate Banking Committee, "Countering Russia: Further Assessing Options for Sanctions." Watch it here.

  • The two Senate leaders, Republican Mitch McConnell and Democrat Chuck Schumer, will meet with the President of Argentina, Mauricio Macri.

Daily Pro-Tip:

Have a great day, CountaBuddies! And remember the sage words of Justice Louis Brandeis: "The most important political office is that of the private citizen."

-- Andrea Seabrook, Managing Editor of Countable

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  • twallengren
    04/27/2017
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    A healthcare bill should not be allowed to pass without at least 2/3 majority from congress. This is healthcare. People's lives are literally on the line. If you genuinely care about providing healthcare, you would be working across the aisle as much as possible and getting input from doctors, physicians, and learning lessons from successful healthcare systems in other countries. Rushing healthcare through like this signals your lack of true heart for the constituency you represent. It is selfish and wrong.

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  • L0u15e.N032L
    04/27/2017
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    Bad bill. Tweaked to the detriment of all Americans to satisfy who? A bunch of tea party/Freedom caucus nut jobs who would destroy our country. Just Say No. vote No.

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  • Janet
    04/27/2017
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    Do not let trump and the extremists repeal the ACA only to replace it with a plan that hurts just about everyone except the rich. This is trump just trying to do something before his 100 days are up. When is congress going to get him out? No one believes anything out of the White House, Russia still looms and nothing is done, as our country is being harmed daily.

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  • Mike
    04/27/2017
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    It should be mandatory for all member of Congress and their staffs to participate in the Affordable Care Act, or any replacement health plan they initiate.

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  • Harold
    04/27/2017
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    This patchwork of a bill, only to meet Trump's first 100 days, is a hodge-lodge of non-senses iCal political gibberish. Another attempt to wipe the slate clean of anything President Obama accomplished. Do not allow this bill to become a law!!

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  • Pat
    04/27/2017
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    No to the Health Care Bill. Don't rush it !!

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  • JodyR
    04/27/2017
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    The one thing very important to me is that whistleblowers should be protected. Americans have the right to know when there is something nefarious going on inside our government. One very good example is, of course Hillary Clinton, who thought she was above the law, with her famous emails, the Clinton Foundation's pay for play! We deserved to know if a dishonest person is trying to take one of the highest positions in the land! My goodness, she would of sold everyone of us to the highest bidder! I still can't get over what she did. All of it evidenced by what unfolded in the election. She still wanted it covered up, even after it was out there...makes me sick. Dishonesty, once it comes out should never be overlooked, it hurts this country worse then it hurts her. She was caught, and never once, apologized to America, just acted like it was no big thing. Stood right there in front of the American people, basically stating she had done nothing wrong, saying Comey found no secret or top secret emails, when that is not what he said. That brings me to another revelation...what was released by her carelessness, how much of the information had/has damaging effects? Do we know? Does anyone care??? Congress should answer this.

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  • Sharon
    04/27/2017
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    The ACHA is a bad bill - bad enough that Congress wants to b exempted from provisions we citizens would have to live with! I urge you to vote no and protect our Obamacare!

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  • Jared
    04/27/2017
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    Even if tweaked this bill is a step in the wrong direction. We need to be keeping the progress going towards a single-payer system.

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  • Ted
    04/27/2017
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    The Republicans fresh new idea for healthcare is to gut the good parts of our present law (protection against being denied or overcharged due to pre-existing conditions, for example), gut the Medicaid program which saves states, hospitals, and lives. Then they want to spend all that money and more enhancing the one military in the world that gets more money than the next eight militaries COMBINED.

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  • Pamela
    04/27/2017
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    CONSERVATIVE AMERICANS WANT OBAMACARE REPEALED IN ENTIRETY! WE DO NOT WANT A NEW HEALTH CARE BILL PERIOD!!! WE ONLY WANT TO BE ABLE TO BUY INSURANCE ACROSS STATE LINES WHICH WILL BRING DOWN THE COSTS OF HEALTHCARE!!! ANYTHING MORE THAN REPEAL IS NOT WHAT TRUMP PROMISED US!!!

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  • Periann
    04/27/2017
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    Please do not repeal or replace Obamacare

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  • Rima
    04/27/2017
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    Please save the ACA.

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  • Mary
    04/27/2017
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    The "revised" healthcare biill is not acceptable and the worst is the continued provision for congress but NOT the rest of us is absurd.

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  • Marc
    04/27/2017
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    From what I have seen is that this bill is even worse for the health of the American people. The best course of action would be to look at the current aca and make improvements to allow it to work better for people and the financial impact it has

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  • Lindsey
    04/27/2017
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    Please vote no to this absurd revision of an already absurd bill. Millions of people's lives are literally hanging in the balance here. Do your job and represent the people of your district and not the party you claim. People over party. People over power.

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  • blake
    04/27/2017
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    I do not think this Tax Reform will work. It was rushed to insure that Mr. Trump had an accomplishment before the 100 day landmark. It is most likely not carefully revised and this may end up in shambles. I and many others advise not to enforce this reform.

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  • Pat
    04/27/2017
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    Tennessee is working on anti-gay rights bills which I am against and request our representatives not to go that route. Equal rights for all!!!

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  • Chuck
    04/27/2017
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    Trump give away for him and his billionaire cabinet is the ultimate joke. This is what his supporters want? To line Trump's pockets with our money?

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  • Thelma
    04/27/2017
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    Please speed up the Russia investigation into alleged connections with Trump. Please make him reveal his taxes so we can know if his decisions are impaired by foreign entanglements. A president who is influenced by foreign countries will only hurt America.

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