The Daily Countable: Take Action Today! May 4th
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by Countable | 5.4.17
THURSDAY, MAY 4
Health Care vote today! Maybe! Probably!
Yes folks, House Republican leaders say they now have the votes to pass their latest version of a "repeal and replace" bill. This after months of stuttering progress in negotiations that have laid bare the wide rifts among Congressional Republicans.
IF the bill does finally come to the House floor today, and IF it passes, Leaders will certainly claim a great success -- before jetting out of town for a week-long recess. BUT here’s something that should temper their excitement: many in the Senate say they have no intention of even starting their version with the same blueprint as the House bill. And given the enormous difficulty House leaders had in getting their own members to vote for it, a new Senate version isn’t likely to win people over very easily.
The President: IN WASHINGTON & NEW YORK CITY
Meets with Catholic Cardinals & Leaders
Signs Executive Order "Promoting Free Speech and Religious Liberty" (see What to Watch)
Flies to NYC, meets with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull of Australia
Gives remarks commemorating WWII "Battle of the Coral Sea"
The House of Representatives: IN SESSION
Voting on the GOP health care bill, the American Health Care Act.
Voting to strengthen sanctions on North Korea.
The Senate: IN SESSION
- Debating and voting on the $1.1 trillion appropriations bill to fund the government through September.
What to Watch
- The Executive Order President Trump will sign reportedly makes it easier for non-profit, religious organizations to give money to political campaigns. It’s a major change in campaign finance reform.
Another big day in Washington! Don’t forget to call your Reps and find out if they’re voting your way on the new health care bill. Take Action!
-- Andrea Seabrook, Managing Editor of Countable
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