On Tuesday, the House Freedom Caucus officially endorsed an amendment to the American Heath Care Act which, on a state by state basis, would allow insurers to raise premiums for Americans with preexisting conditions, and would allow them to do away with Obamacare's essential benefits.
The Maryland General Assembly passed HB 1083 last week, a bill that would direct $2.7 million to fund Planned Parenthood health-care services if congressional Republicans cut off federal funds. We need to URGE Governor Hogan to sign the bill and protect needed health services in the state.
Last week while we were busy fighting the repeal of the ACA, the Republicans in the Senate were quietly voting to repeal FCC rules to protect the privacy of your online browsing data. With no notice, it is now going to the House floor TOMORROW for a vote. If it passes, Trump will sign the bill into law.
Several of our members have been in contact with Governor Larry Hogan's staff in attempt to get meetings with legislative aides and other staffers that direct Hogan's political agenda. They have a lot of questions, naturally, since Hogan has not held a townhall.
On March 9th, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries, a prominent member of the House Judiciary Committee, introduced House Resolution of Inquiry 184 that would compel Donald Trump and Jeff Sessions to turn over all communications with Russian Officials to Congress.
Several Maryland and Virginia representatives have not signed on as co-sponsors. If this bill has any hope of a traction, it needs support
Reports of missing black and latinx boys and girls in the DC area have dominated local social media, garnering criticism from some national magazines and expressing concern that our government and our society isn't paying attention to these missing teenagers.
Given the rate of sex trafficking in the area we cannot accept this as normal and need to urge the council to get more involved.
DON'T STOP CALLING. The House is voting on the H.R. 1628 - American Health Care Act TODAY at around 3:30PM, after new changes that could encourage more Republican support. You have SIX HOURS to call your representatives and to urge your friends and families in red states (this will have even more impact) to do so.
Councilmember Charles Allen (Ward 6) has introduced a bill that will help residents remain covered by insurance if ACA is repealed. Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington is calling for interested people to attend a hearing on the bill!
Hogan has nominated an anti-choice activist for the Maryland Board of Physicians! A member of Trumps "pro-life advisory council," Day Gardner is an extremist who tries to use medical boards across the country to attack abortion providers.