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July 10: Congress is Back! (Almost...)

by Countable | 7.10.17

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MONDAY, JULY 10th

Good morning, CountaBuddies!

The Senate’s back in session—see what they’re up to below. But expect the GOP to hold backroom and closed-door meetings about their Obamacare replacement bill.

During the G-20 summit last week, President Trump and Russian president Vladimir Putin negotiated a cease-fire for three worn-torn provinces in southern Syria. Trump tweeted that the cease-fire, which went into effect at noon Sunday, "seems to be holding. Many lives can be saved. Came out of meeting. Good!"

There’s no cease-fire between the Trump Administration and Russian-collusion accusations.

The New York Times* *reported on Sunday that President Trump’s son, Donald Trump Jr., met with a Russian lawyer during the election—after the lawyer promised to provide damaging intel on Hillary Clinton. Donald Jr. released a statement confirming the meeting occurred, but denying the lawyer provided any meaningful information.

The President: Back in the White House

  • After returning from the G-20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, on Sunday afternoon, President Trump has a rare empty schedule for today.

The House of Representatives: OUT, KIND OF

  • No votes will be held as the House is in a pro forma session.

The Senate: IN SESSION

  • Voting on the confirmation of Neomi Rao to be Administrator of the Office of Information & Regulatory Affairs, OMB

What to Watch

  • Rao’s confirmation vote. She’ll aid the Trump Administration in its overhaul of government rules and regulations.

  • Even more wheelings and dealings about the Obamacare replacement bill. Early this morning, Trump tweeted: "I cannot imagine that Congress would dare to leave Washington [for the August recess] without a beautiful new HealthCare bill fully approved and ready to go!"

Stay cool, CountaBros, CountaSisters, CountaStepBros-and-Sisters, CountaCousins, CountaStepCousins

"Americans will put up with anything provided it doesn’t block traffic."

-Dan Rather

--Josh Herman

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  • Chuck
    07/10/2017
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    Maybe congress specifically Republicans should just stay on permanent recess as thus far they are doing more harm than good

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  • Patty
    07/10/2017
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    Ditch trumpcare and fix the ACA or just go single payer like the rest of the civilized world.

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  • Ron
    07/11/2017
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    Vote no on ACA repeal. If you want to improve healthcare, make it a true bi-partisan effort.

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  • Pat
    07/10/2017
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    It is not acceptable that Trump agreed to work on cyber security with Russia that is like letting the fox in the henhouse! Trump embarrassed us at the G20 by not reaffirming the Climate discussions. He also misses the mark on trade deals. He lied about agreements to fly zones with Russia and Syria. He is a total embarrassment on the world stage. We have been weakened by his nationalistic stance.

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  • Truly
    07/10/2017
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    Must be nice to have a vacation from the whole lot if nothing they do. Along with health care and a retirement for working a handful of days a year. And of course the bribes from the lobbyists. Glad I work 6 days a week and get none of that, and would get fired for not doing my job.

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  • Patricia
    07/10/2017
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    I have no doubt that Virginia Rep. Goodlatte will do nothing for his constituency, and will do even less as chair of the House Judiciary Committee. However, Sens. Kaine and Warner will keep trying to represent the people of Virginia. I fully expect the normal clap-trap form letter from Goodlatte, while Sens. Kaine and Warner will respond with letters relevant to the issues.

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  • Pat
    07/10/2017
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    Donald J Trump jr would have colluded if Russia had info. Kushner and Manafoed should be held accountable. It still counts in my mind if they went expecting info. Just because they didn't get any does not negate the intent. Kushner should not have a security clearance.

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  • Aimee
    07/11/2017
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    Dear GOP are you ever going to start looking out for Americans and our constitution? Or are you all willing to go to jail with members of the White House? Start doing the job we are paying you to do!

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  • Pat
    07/10/2017
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    Vote no on the Senate Trump Care bill. Consider universal healthcare. Medicare would need the law changed to renegotiate drug prices. Consider a plan like France, Germany, Denmark or Australia. Medicare does not cover things that Medicaid or the exchange offers. Right now you are only entitled to a one time physical within the first year of joining. Many procedures are not covered. Immunotherapy treatment is also not covered. Medicare for all needs a CBO score and Medicare would need a major overhaul. Thank you for thinking this through

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  • NoHedges
    07/11/2017
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    Say no to 🐍Governor Gregg Abbot for Texas. He is a member of Americans for Prosperity campaigning under the guise of protecting special education. This man supports DeVos and the tearing down of public education. He will not fight for you.

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  • Pat
    07/10/2017
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    Vote no to Rao. She will only make decisions to de regulate more of our laws and regulations. She is too conservative and I fear she will aid and abet deconstructing our government. Congress needs to vote and executive orders are not acceptable

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  • Ochoninja
    07/11/2017
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    There needs to be bipartisan studies of good healthcare and not just make it a contest to discredit ACA. Keep the good parts and work with stopping insurance companies from exorbitant rates for more profit. Stop tax breaks for the wealthy. This should be good for everyone. Trump's idea of just repeal is ridiculous leaving people where? He has no clue and even party members think his ideas are a hindrance

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  • Kodiwodi
    07/11/2017
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    You bet you should support this! Conservation is so much more important than consumerism.

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  • Stacy
    07/10/2017
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    This CountaSister enjoyed your commentary regarding this week's events. :)

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