by Countable | 5.1.17
Surprise! Congress will NOT shut down the government! In Washington this morning, you can practically hear the giant, collective sigh of relief from the thousands of federal employees who would have been furloughed had lawmakers not reached a deal. Much more surprising: the deal is a feat of bipartisanship rarely seen in recent years. Republican and Democratic congressional leaders negotiated through the weekend, reaching a deal that increases military and border protection funding, but also ignores many of President Trump’s priorities. It has no money for a border wall, and it increases spending on many domestic and health programs Trump wanted to slash -- including research funds for The National Institutes of Health. The full text of the giant, nearly $1 trillion bill is expected soon, and we at Countable are chomping at the bit to bring you every fascinating detail. Watch this space!
Signing a proclamation for "Law Day"
Visiting the Independent Community Bankers Association
May Day labor marches in cities around the country, and the world
House and Senate Democrats hold rally at The Capitol for Immigrants’ Rights Day
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-- Andrea Seabrook, Managing Editor of Countable
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Thanks for keeping the government going and good bipartisanship, but please put money towards education and healthcare. Our military is quite strong already. We could stop spending money on it altogether and it would remain the top dog for many years. I would rather be no 1 in education. I would like our military to provide for the common defense rather then unnecessary power protection.
Stand up for country over Party. Stop Trump and cronies from destroying the US. Make him do his job, stop campaigning for his own glorification, stop the fear mongering and support of white supremacism. His business tactics will not work on foreign leaders. His ignorance of the Constitution and history is appalling. If you cannot fix this, then impeach for incompetence, emoluments, etc. This is your job, do it.
Glad to see the bi-partisanship on constructing a budget. Would want less monies for military and more towards social justice programs.
I demand that you vote no on the latest health care bill until we know what the cost estimates will be and how many will lose coverage the latest estimate would be over 10 million could lose coverage this is totally unacceptable
Thank you for your hard work and negotiations. I am so thankful to know that my representatives have the interests of their constituents in mind.
Please do not support or vote for the AHCA/Trumpcare 2.0. This proposed bill is at least as bad as it's predecessor, leaving millions of Americans uninsured and seniors and individuals with pre-existing conditions left to be priced out of their insurance. This bill is shameful. I would invite all members of Congress who support this bill to forego the gold-plated coverage currently afforded them and their families so that they can lead by example and obtain their health insurance under the exact same system that they are trying to force on their constituents.
Thank you for spending the weekend working on a bipartisan compromise that keeps the government from shutting down. It has provided me with the only moment of hope that I've had since the November election. I hope that this is a sign of things to come and movement towards bipartisanship. Compromise is what's best for America.
Unbelievable! Why do the American people have to tolerate an individual in the White House who is all but incapable of opening his mouth without spouting lies, factual errors, and deliberately inflammatory misstatements. First, Andrew Jackson, next the Civil War, and then abruptly ending a CNN interview when asked about his unsubstantiated allegations against the former administration. This man is a fascist, and an unbalanced one at that...with access to nuclear launch codes. This situation is untenable and terrifying.
It's getting to point the GOP / republicans will have no DEM to blame, they will have to eating their own. It will be the independent next? It is not that the democratic are out of touch with America, it is American is not in gauge in democracy! Which is what the GOP pushing for!
This is the kind of bipartisan cooperation I like to see in government. It's vital for government and other organizations to be able to cooperate and I want to see more of it in Washington.
Thank you for acting like adults.
Thanks for not shutting down the government and coming up with a bipartisan plan. I respect you all for doing that. Thanks for ignoring 45's crazy requests.
"Thanks for keeping the government going and good bipartisanship, but please put money towards education and healthcare. Our military is quite strong already. We could stop spending money on it altogether and it would remain the top dog for many years. I would rather be no 1 in education. I would like our military to provide for the common defense rather then unnecessary power protection. ". I couldn't have agreed more!
Please vote down the trump tax plan as it will be a disaster for the middle class.
Thank you so much! Your site reminds me that I am not just one little voice, but rather one little voice joining others to create a voice that cannot be ignored.
Vote no on the healthcare bill! I know so many people that would be adversely affected by Trumpcare. Good health care at affordable cost is basic to every single person in America.
Please vote no wall and please please vote. I to any changes in current health plan that will eliminate coverage of preexisting illness. These types of votes are what impacts my vote in the elections
Vote for repeal and replace Obamacare when it comes up as soon as this week. The Presidents agenda should move forward and this will provide ammunition for the upcoming Tax Reform bill, which is the key to everything. Move it forward. See Raul Labrador at Frida's town hall at Lake City HS, CDA.
As a voting independent I have come to expect, if not demand, a bi-partisan/cooperative approach to governing over Real-Politik. We citizens just want the government to run and run efficiently. It is good that you and the others representing us across the nation were able to achieve an agreement together. While I appreciate the result, it is unfortunate that it took legislative and economic brinkmanship to create a bipartisan agreement to continue funding the government at the eleventh hour.
Congress is doing it's job for once, late of course, but doing it. That's a start.