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June 26: Health Care, Subpoenas & Sudan

by Countable | 7.26.17

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 26, 2017

What to Watch

What Everyone Is Watching

  • Everyone was hoping to see the President’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee after they issued a subpoena for him to appear today. Late yesterday, however, the committee rescinded the subpoena and Manafort’s appearance is being rescheduled. Perhaps it’s a blessing in disguise for all parties, as it gives the Senate time to focus on debating the GOP health care bill. Which is probably what everyone’s going to be watching until the August recess.

What’s Worth Watching

  • Regardless of what ultimately happens with the GOP health care bill, the Senate Special Committee on Aging has hearings today to examine progress towards a cure for Type 1 Diabetes, focusing on research and the artificial pancreas. Watch live @ 9:30 a.m. EDT.

  • During the campaign, President Trump promised to renegotiate, amongst other deals, the North America Free Trade Agreement. Today, the House Agriculture Committee holds a public hearing "Renegotiating NAFTA: Opportunities for Agriculture." Committee Chairman Michael Conaway (TX-11) said, “As the administration prepares to renegotiate NAFTA, agriculture needs to keep its foot on the gas to ensure their interests are known and reflected in the agreement.” Watch live @ 10 a.m. EDT.

  • South Sudan continues to be in the midst of a civil war between government forces and various armed groups. The African country is also experiencing a devastating famine. The Senate’s Foreign Relations Africa and Global Health Policy subcommittee holds a hearing to discuss South Sudan, followed immediately by hearings on nominations for ambassadors to various African countries. Watch live @ 10 a.m. EDT.

The President: D.C.

  • Fresh off his controversial speech to the Boy Scouts, the President will deliver remarks to the American Legion Boys Nation and the American Legion Auxiliary Girls Nation at 3 p.m. The program aims to teach teenagers about how Washington works by having them participate in mock Senate hearings, amongst other things.

  • Later in the day, Trump is scheduled to participate in a "jobs announcement."

The House of Representatives: IN SESSION

The Senate: IN SESSION

Stay cool, CountaCats.

"People in Ethiopia, the Sudan…don't know Audrey Hepburn, but they recognize the name UNICEF. When they see UNICEF, their faces light up, because they know that something is happening. In the Sudan, for example, they call a water pump 'UNICEF.’" –Audrey Hepburn

—Josh Herman & Asha Sanaker

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  • Mary
    07/26/2017
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    ARE YOU PAYING ATTENTION??? while the Trumps steal the limelight and consume attention on issues from Russia to healthcare, our rights are systematically being stripped away...healthcare,especially for the elderly,young and already sick. Our public schools are going to lose 9billion in public funds and unfortunately I could go on and on!!! What damages are being done in the dark (so to speak) while the limelight remains on the Russia scandal and the Healthcare debacle???

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  • Deirdre
    07/26/2017
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    I am disgusted by the Republicans and the disgraceful, immoral atrocities performed against those they are meant to serve. Please continue to fight for the people as you have been doing.

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  • Linda
    07/26/2017
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    Please do not vote for any healthcare bill that has not had public hearings, not been scored by the CBO, and that you have not read in sufficient detail to explain to your constituents and the governor exactly how it will impact them and the state before your vote. Any vote under other circumstances is irresponsible and reckless. This is not just a tax bill or a spending bill. This will impact people's lives and no decision which has such a serious and far-reaching impact should ever be handled this way. Because of the seriousness of this issue and because people's lives are at stake, whether you will admit it or not, I am asking you to vote against any healthcare bill, unless it does not repeal the ACA and provides improvements and additional funding so that more people will have better coverage. Anything less is totally heartless and completely unacceptable.

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  • Bart
    07/26/2017
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    For those of you who ridicule the ACA, pay cash for your healthcare. You obviously have the money. Your actions are selfish. People will be dying who have pre-existing conditions, and you are ok with that? If it were you, in their shoes, you would be singing a different song. Do your homework, get the facts, then base your decisions on what you found wasn't true. Let's unite to fight for the right to have quality healthcare for all Americans.

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  • Carol
    07/26/2017
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    NO to repealing ACA!! Do not support cuts to Social Security, Medicaid and Medicare!! Expand to include healthcare for all. NO to Trumpcare/BCRA/Cruzcare/GOP deathcare.

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  • Joanna
    07/26/2017
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    Repeal the disastrous ACA! Why am I paying triple yet can't afford my own deductible? Do Americans know you need 170 million or is it billion to bail out ins companies why no absolutely not

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  • Patricia
    07/26/2017
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    Ok. So you now have your chance to debate this so-called healthcare bill. So, what's in it? Or, better yet what's not in it to offer protections to those of us who are elderly, disabled, children, women, already sick or have preexisting health conditions, financially unable to afford it. We are your constituents, too. You may have been put in that position by callous, unthinking individuals who don't care or don't know any better, but the others of your citizens vote, too and we will remember you and if you had our backs when the time comes.

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  • DrCindyBean
    07/26/2017
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    Health care. We need to keep ACA. The process senate is using is abhorrent. The senate insults citizens by cramming things through and trying to vote to break rules. We need essential health benefits. We need real preexisting conditions coverage. We need 'no lifetime caps. We need to keep ACA. Keep Medicaid. Work to improve ACA and strengthen it. Keep ACA and support ACA. Start standing for what citizens need like Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins did. Stand for keeping people on health care. Do not throw people off health care. Keep ACA.

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  • Bluewitsend
    07/26/2017
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    I want a by partisan solution to healthcare. Work together for the good of the American people!

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