Tag: US Senate

DACA, Trump Immigration Policies, and Future Public Health Impact

You probably already know that 800,000 young people enrolled in DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) are at risk of deportation as of March 1, 2018. In brief review, this program enabled certain individuals brought to the U.S. as children to study or work in the U.S.—and to be protected from deportation for two years … Continue reading DACA, Trump Immigration Policies, and Future Public Health Impact

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Public Health Danger in Senate Tax Plan

The Republican-led Senate is rushing to enact President Trump’s tax reform goals this week. On November 16, 2017, the House approved a tax overhaul bill providing $1.5 B in tax cuts, with the largest proportion of those cuts benefiting the nation’s wealthiest individuals. While large corporations also benefit, small businesses are primarily excluded. Called “the … Continue reading Public Health Danger in Senate Tax Plan

ACA Repeal Defeated for Now, but Wait

Senate Republicans were unable to get the 50 affirmative votes needed to pass the “skinny” repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on July 28, 2017 in the pre-morning hours. It was a scary night in the Senate chambers, but sanity prevailed. All Democrats and three Republicans voted against the bill—ending this particular round of … Continue reading ACA Repeal Defeated for Now, but Wait

McConnell’s “Skinny” ACA Repeal Strategy – Destabilize and Blame Democrats

This post was written on July 27, 2017 (before defeat of the Senate's "skinny" ACA repeal plan on July 28, 2017 by a 51-49 vote): Crafting the final legal rendering of a bill passed by the Senate—prior to its advancement to the President for signature—has historically occurred in a U.S. Congress Conference on only rare … Continue reading McConnell’s “Skinny” ACA Repeal Strategy – Destabilize and Blame Democrats