As Senate Republicans try to force through their secretive Graham-Cassidy-Heller health care repeal bill, without a CBO score or regular order to allow for hearings and debate, here is a look at some numbers from health care experts that show how truly devastating this would be for...

LIE: Trump: “I would not sign Graham-Cassidy if it did not include coverage of pre-existing conditions. It does! A great Bill. Repeal & Replace.”

REALITY: Graham-Cassidy-Heller would remove protections for people with pre-existing conditions – nearly everyone agrees:

NPR: “For...

This weekend Trump will spend time at his Bedminster golf course and Trump Tower. He has already spent 75 days at Trump-owned properties and 58 days at his golf courses over his presidency, wasting millions of taxpayer dollars. On top of that, Trump’s trip will be burdensome for...

The Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson bill is even worse than previous attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act: It would gut Medicaid, allow insurers to discriminate against individuals with pre-existing conditions and increase costs for seniors, people with disabilities, and...

Senate Republicans are putting politics over the people they represent by trying to force through the secretive Graham-Cassidy-Heller health care repeal bill, without knowing what’s in it or how it will impact people. The worst part is, they don’t even care. 

Republicans are...

DNC Chair Tom Perez released the following statement about the lack of funding for opioid addiction treatment in the Graham-Cassidy-Heller bill:

“Opioid addiction is taking lives and tearing apart families. But instead of fighting to address the problem, Republicans in Congress want...

*ICYMI*

“It was irresponsible for Donald Trump and his campaign to hold this rally after the Mayor explicitly objected to having such a contentious event held in Phoenix just days after the tragedy in Charlottesville. Now, Phoenix taxpayers are left with costs amounting to more than...

Just days after Donald Trump proclaimed Hispanic Heritage Month, his own Senate Republicans are once again trying to force a last-minute vote on a health care repeal bill that would greatly harm the Latino community. The Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson bill is even worse than previous...

Kim Guadagno claims she’s running for governor to make “New Jersey better,” but so far the state has only heard silence from her on the Cassidy-Graham-Heller repeal plan. The widely condemned bill, even by New Jersey hospitals, would cut funding in New Jersey by $8.548 billion in 2027...

In response to reports that HHS Secretary Tom Price wasted taxpayer dollars repeatedly traveling on a private chartered jet for government use, DNC deputy communications director Adrienne Watson released the following statement:

“The Trump administration treats taxpayer dollars like...

Ed Gillespie claims he wants to govern for “all Virginians,” but so far Virginians have only heard silence from Gillespie on the Cassidy-Graham-Heller repeal plan, which will cut funding in Virginia by $3.833 billion in 2027 alone. The plan would leave more Virginia families...

Two weeks after the Trump administration announced the termination of the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program created by President Obama, editorial boards across the country continue to criticize the decision to rip away protections from the nearly 800,000 DREAMers...

Huffington Post: Virginia Democrat Slams Republican Opponent For Assisting Job-Killing Companies

By: Daniel Marans

In Virginia’s contentious gubernatorial race, Democrat Ralph Northam has identified what he sees as a new vulnerability in Republican Ed Gillespie’s political...

Heading into tonight’s Virginia gubernatorial debate, one thing is clear – while Ralph Northam committed his life to the service of others, Ed Gillespie made a career out of serving special interests, big corporations, and himself. Gillespie, who will say anything to get elected, has...

This week, Senate Republicans begin their final, last-ditch secretive effort to ram a health care repeal vote through Congress. The Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson bill is just as terrible as every previous failed attempt to take health care away from millions – but it is reportedly...

If there were ever a doubt that Ed Gillespie is running to be Donald Trump’s top lobbyist in Virginia, new analysis on his tax plan has officially wiped it out. A report released by the Commonwealth Institute for Fiscal Analysis and Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy makes it...

In response to Senate GOP leadership’s decision to block a vote on a bipartisan amendment to delay Trump’s transgender military ban, DNC spokesperson Joel Kasnetz released this statement:

“Last night, Republicans picked bigotry over security, and cowardice over taking a stand. By...

In response to today’s Congressional Budget Office report of health insurance subsidies, DNC deputy communications director Adrienne Watson released the following statement: 

 “Today’s CBO report confirms that Trump’s health care sabotage is limiting access to health care for...

The Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson health care proposal released yesterday would have devastating impacts on Americans across the country. It would sabotage our health care system, gut Medicaid, increase costs, and reduce access to care. While Republicans continue to try and take...


Following President Trump’s proclamation of September 15 through October 15, 2017 as National Hispanic Heritage Month, DNC spokesperson Francisco Pelayo released the following statement: 
 
“That Trump would pretend to care about Hispanic Americans a week after rescinding DACA is...

Tonight at 6:00 PM EDTDNC Chair Tom Perez and DNC Deputy Chair Keith Ellison will host Rep.Nanette Barragán for a new episode of Democrats Live.  Ellie Perez, a DACA recipient, will also join the discussion via Skype.  Tom and Keith will discuss with their guests how Trump’s...

On Tuesday, Kris Kobach convened Trump’s voter suppression commission in New Hampshire.  Kobach’s attempt to legitimize Trump’s false claims about voter fraud failed miserably as panelists were unrepresentative and lacked credibility.

Not representative of America: All 12 people who...

With data from the Census Bureau demonstrating that America’s uninsured rate reached a record low in 2016, it’s clearer than ever that the Affordable Care Act is working. Despite the conclusive data, Republicans released yet another health care repeal bill today that would sabotage...

In response to the Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson health care bill released today and the efforts by Senate and House Democrats to expand access to health care, DNC Chair Tom Perez released the following statement:

“Once again, Republicans in Congress are ignoring the will of the...

Today, September 12, 1:00 PM EDT, the Commission to Protect American Democracy from the Trump Administration will hold a press conference call to address how the Trump administration’s voter fraud commission is working to suppress the fundamental democratic rights of Americans and to...

The Trump Administration and Congressional Republicans are working behind closed doors to negotiate a secretive tax plan. While they won’t let Americans see what’s in their plan, we know their ultimate goal isn’t the middle-class tax relief they are selling to the America people....

Today, the DNC’s Commission to Protect American Democracy from the Trump Administration held a press call to explain how the Trump administration’s voter fraud commission is working to suppress the fundamental democratic rights of Americans and to lay out the steps that Democrats are...

DNC Chair Tom Perez released the following statement on the passing of Edith Windsor, whose fight for marriage equality resulted in the landmark Supreme Court ruling in Windsor v. United States:

“America lost a civil rights hero today. Edie Windsor fought for love, and that’s why her...

On the 16th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks, DNC Chair Tom Perez released the following statement:

“On September 11, 2001, nearly 3,000 innocent lives were taken in an act of pure evil. They were parents on their way to work and families traveling with their...

Tomorrow, Tuesday, September 12, DNC Chair Tom Perez will travel to Virginia to speak at an event hosted by NextGen America and leading immigrant rights groups. Tom Steyer, President of NextGen America, will announce a newly formed partnership with CASA in Action, Center for Community...

This past Labor Day weekend, the Democratic National Committee and state parties across the country celebrated the close of Resistance Summer with a final Weekend of Action for working families. As Congress returns to work and Donald Trump doubles-down on an extreme agenda that puts...

By rescinding DACA, President Trump would remove protections given to nearly 800,000 immigrants who were brought to this country as children. The DACA program is immensely popular, even among Trump’s own voters, and rescinding it will have damaging impacts on the economy by cutting...

MEMORANDUM

TO: Interested Parties

FROM: The Democratic National Committee

DATE: September 1, 2017

RE: Trump Policies Hurting Hardworking Americans

 

As we celebrate Labor Day this weekend and take time to honor the contributions workers have made to our country, here is a look...

DNC Chair Tom Perez released the following statement on the on the fifth Anniversary of the Enactment of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and the Day of Action held in more than 30 cities today:

“Democrats are proud to stand with Americans across the country marching...

Following the news that President Trump is ‘seriously considering’ a pardon for ex-Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who was found guilty of criminal contempt,  DNC Chair Tom Perez released the following statement:

“Joe Arpaio spent his entire career spewing racist hatred against immigrants....

In response to President Trump signing a memorandum to consider an investigation into Chinese intellectual property violations, DNC spokesperson Daniel Wessel released the following statement:

“Trump’s announcement to consider studying a problem we already know exists falls far short...

DNC Chair Tom Perez released the following statement on the 82nd anniversary of the Social Security Act:

“When President Franklin Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act, he said that this historic law would bring ‘protection to the average citizen’ and their family. Eight decades...

After Senator Dean Heller voted with his Republican colleagues to take health care away from millions of Americans, the Democratic National Committee will be holding Heller accountable for his vote by launching both a mobile video billboard and stationary billboard near the Las Vegas...

DNC Chair Tom Perez released the following statement in response to last night's parade and today's protests by white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia:

"The demonstrations by white supremacists this weekend have no place in our country. This vile display of racism is an...

Yesterday, Donald Trump claimed he would declare the opioid epidemic a national emergency, but that declaration means nothing if Trump guts Medicaid, which 443,300 in Kentucky have enrolled in as a result of the Affordable Care Act expansion program. Any cuts to Medicaid would...

Yesterday, Donald Trump claimed he would declare the opioid epidemic a national emergency, but that declaration means nothing if Trump guts Medicaid, which 702,000 people in Ohio have enrolled in as a result of the Affordable Care Act expansion program. Any cuts to Medicaid would...

President Trump is hurting the U.S. economy. Trump’s policies would reduce economic growth and harm job creation. His inability to get anything done creates chaos and uncertainty that has been a setback to business expansion and caused healthcare premiums to spike. And Trump’s...

DNC CEO Jess O’Connell released the following statement in response to Texas Republicans passing a bill that would force women to pay an additional health insurance premium for abortion coverage, without any exceptions for rape or incest:

“This bill is yet another cruel and...

The Republicans are in chaos at both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue. America is in crisis at home and abroad, but Trump and Republicans are paralyzed without a single achievement to show for the last 7 months. Don’t believe us? Just ask the three most recent Republican National Committee...

Yesterday, Donald Trump claimed he would declare the opioid epidemic a national emergency, but that declaration means nothing if Trump guts Medicaid, which 180,500 in West Virginia have enrolled in as a result of the Affordable Care Act expansion program. Any cuts to Medicaid would...

Trump’s aides, his generals, and Congressional Republicans have all tried to reign in the President’s erratic, reckless, and dangerous behavior. Despite his baby sitters’ best efforts, they have not been able to temper our temperamental president. Trump is the same as he has always...

The presumptive 2020 presidential candidate Mike Pence returns today to his home state to view the unveiling of his official Indiana governor’s portrait. Ahead of his visit, DNC Midwest Press Secretary Mandy McClure released the following statement:

“Unfortunately for Presumptive...

Following a recent report on the latest efforts by the White House to sabotage the Affordable Care Act by halting the outreach to Latinos to sign up for healthcare coverage, DNC Spokesperson, Francisco Pelayo released the following statement:

“The Trump administration is attacking...

A new poll found that 70% of Americans believe the Russian investigation should be able to look into Trump’s finances and 60% say the Russian probe is a serious matter. Trump continues to call the Russian investigation a “witch hunt,” but it is clear Americans disagree. On top of...

Following reports that Donald Trump’s pick for chief scientist for the Department of Agriculture, Sam Clovis, called DNC Chair Tom Perez a “racist Latino,” former Attorney General Holder a “racist black,” and fueled unfounded birtherism theories of President Obama, DNC Spokesperson...

Donald Trump has once again proven through his social media tantrums that he lacks the poise and temperament to lead the United States through any kind of national security crisis. The American people deserve a President who can mitigate this kind of incident with North Korea with...

After saying he would not take vacations, today marks the 50th day Trump has spent at one of his golf courses and the 65th day at a Trump-branded property during his presidency. By the end of his “working vacation,” Trump will have spent one-third of his presidency at one of his...

In response to a new study that found President Trump’s actions are causing double-digit premium increases on individual insurances policies in 2018, DNC deputy communications director Adrienne Watson released the following statement:

“While Trump spends an extended vacation at his...

Today, Thursday, August 10, DNC Chair Tom Perez will spend the day in Richmond, Virginia, where he will rally organizers at a training and later kick off a Democratic Party of Virginia Coordinated Campaign phone bank. Perez will discuss the clear choice in this election, and Ralph...

DNC Vice Chair Michael Blake, DNC Secretary Jason Rae, and DNC CEO Jess O’Connell will each address hundreds of Democrats from across the country at the Young Democrats of America National Convention in Dallas, Texas today and tomorrow. They will discuss the DNC’s plans to engage...

On Thursday, August 10, DNC Chair Tom Perez will head to Richmond, Virginia to kick off a Democratic Party of Virginia Coordinated Campaign phone bank. Perez will discuss the clear choice in this election, and Ralph Northam's plan to make progress every day and create economic...

Just days after Congress left for their August recess, Republicans returned to their home states facing intense backlash from their constituents for voting to repeal the Affordable Care Act, which would have left millions without health care.  From California to Virginia voters are...

DNC Chair Tom Perez released the following statement on the Trump administration’s response to growing tensions with North Korea:

“By recklessly live-tweeting threats of nuclear war from his private golf course, Donald Trump has shown once again that he lacks the temperament to be...

Following Donald Trump’s opioid briefing with Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price, where neither made a strong commitment to utilizing treatment services or adopt the other recommendations made by the White House opioid commission, DNC Deputy Communications Director...

In response to Sebastian Gorka’s comments made yesterday on the bombing at the Dar Al Farooq Islamic Center in Bloomington, Minnesota, DNC Deputy Chair Keith Ellison released the following statement:

“The Pledge of Allegiance promises liberty and justice for all Americans –...

DNC Chair Tom Perez released the following statement after Iowa voters elected Democrat Dr. Phil Miller in Iowa’s special state house election:

“Congratulations to Dr. Phil Miller for his victory in Iowa’s 82nd legislative district. As a small business owner, president of the...

In response to the Associated Press article detailing the hundreds of thousands of dollars Trump’s “working vacation” is costing New Jersey business owners, DNC Northeast Press Secretary Elizabeth Renda released the following statement:

“Donald Trump’s frequent visits to small...

DNC Chair Tom Perez and DNC Vice Chair Karen Carter Peterson released the following statement in response to the Justice Department’s decision to reverse its position in Husted v. Randolph Institute and defend Ohio’s unlawful voter purge:

“Donald Trump’s Justice Department continues...

Following reports that President Trump may try to suppress an alarming report by federal scientists warning of the drastic impacts of climate change, DNC Spokesperson Francisco Pelayo released the following statement:

“This report should sound the alarm for the Trump administration...

In response to reports that President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club briefly advertises jobs to American workers after applying to hire foreign workers, DNC spokesperson Daniel Wessel released the following statement:

“Donald Trump hires foreign workers, not because he can’t find any...

After perennial candidate Danny Tarkanian announced he would challenge Senator Dean Heller in a Republican primary, DNC spokesperson Vedant Patel released the following statement:

“Nevada Republicans are quite literally lost in the desert. Their potential candidates for the United...

Ahead of Trump’s briefing today with HHS Secretary Tom Price on opioids, DNC spokesperson Daniel Wessel released the following statement:

“Trump promised he’d come to the aid of communities ravaged by the opioid epidemic, but so far he’s done nothing for them. In fact, Trump’s budget...

In response to reports that President Trump may try to suppress an alarming report by federal scientists warning of the drastic impacts of climate change, DNC Deputy Communications Director Adrienne Watson released the following statement:

“This report should sound the alarm for the...

Trump may be celebrating today with some vigorous putting practice (and tweeting) at his golf course in Bedminster, but the first 200 days of his presidency give him nothing to be proud of.

 

BBC: “Time and time again over the past six-plus months Mr Trump has undermined his agenda...

Today, the DNC announced a new, permanent voter hotline to help protect the fundamental right of every American to participate in our nation’s political process.  This year-round hotline is one of the many steps we are taking in response to the real threat to democracy posed by the...

Following reports that Anthem will be leaving Nevada’s Healthcare Exchange in 2018, DNC Chairman Tom Perez released the following statement:

“Once again Donald Trump’s efforts to sabotage the health insurance markets have left Nevada families with one less insurance provider for...

Following the ongoing scandals, repeated failures and constant chaos that surrounds President Trump and his administration, Vice President Mike Pence is reportedly gearing up for a potential presidential run in 2020. Unfortunately for Pence, he has been complicit in and shares...

In response to reports that Wall Street enforcement is down under President Trump, DNC spokesperson Daniel Wessel released the following statement:

“This is just the latest example of how President Trump has sided with Wall Street over Main Street. Trump refuses to hold Wall Street...

The comment period ends today on a Trump administration ploy to block nursing home residents and their families of the right to sue over alleged abuse, neglect or sexual assault. DNC deputy communications director Adrienne Watson released the following statement:

“Today is the last...

Donald Trump’s threat to sabotage the country’s health insurance markets by ending cost sharing subsidies would devastate some of our country’s most vulnerable communities. Millions of Americans could see their premiums increase by as much as an average of 19 percent due to Trump’s...

After saying he would not take vacations, today marks the 47th day Trump has spent at one of his golf courses and the 62nd day at a Trump-branded property during his presidency. By the end of his “working vacation,” Trump will have spent one-third of his presidency at one of his...

‘Donald Trump lies. A lot.’ From health care and other policies to even the most verifiable facts, there is nothing Trump won’t lie about. His lies matter and we are starting to see how, as his agenda has stalled and his own administration has begun to turn against him. 62% of...

On the anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, DNC Chair Tom Perez released the following statement celebrating our nation’s progress and reaffirming the Democratic Party’s commitment to expanding access to the ballot box:

“When President Lyndon Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act 52...

Tomorrow marks 52 years since President Lyndon Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act of 1965 into law. 52 years later, voting rights are still under attack as President Trump and Republicans across the country attempt to restrict access to the ballot box, gerrymander legislative...

On the 5th Anniversary of the Oak Creek Shooting, DNC Deputy Communications Director Sabrina Singh released the following statement:

“Five years after the tragic shooting in Oak Creek, we continue to remember and honor the innocent lives of those who were senselessly killed due to...

In response to Secretary of Agriculture Perdue’s visit to the Iowa Ag Summit, DNC Midwest Press Secretary Mandy McClure released the following statement:

“Agriculture and food policies must address the needs and interests of farmers, rural communities, and consumers. Unfortunately,...

As Trump and Congressional Republicans skip town after 7 months with no major accomplishments, their inability to govern and the constant chaos is starting to take a toll.

Americans say the Trump administration is running chaotically, and disapprove of the job he and the Republican...

Today, Donald Trump leaves the White House for a lengthy, 17-day vacation at his golf course in Bedminster, New Jersey. The so-called “working vacation” will mean that by the end of his trip, Trump will have spent one-third of his time as president at one of his own properties. DNC...

After six months of chaos, Trump heads out today for his so-called “working vacation” at his Bedminster golf course, but we should expect a lot more golf than work, after Trump has so far failed to achieve any major legislative accomplishments. Despite criticizing Obama for taking...

Following reports that Attorney General Jeff Sessions is threatening to withhold financial support from certain cities that he believes aren’t cooperating with federal immigration agents, DNC spokesperson Vedant Patel released the following statement:

“In true form of the Trump...

Following reports that Attorney General Jeff Sessions is threatening to withhold financial support from certain cities that he believes aren’t cooperating with federal immigration agents, DNC spokesperson Vedant Patel released the following statement:

“In true form of the Trump...

Yesterday it was revealed that Donald Trump insulted and disparaged the state of New Hampshire saying, “I won New Hampshire because New Hampshire is a drug-infested den,” in a phone call to the president of Mexico. Granite Staters did not take kindly to Trump’s harsh words and quickly...

Following reports that Attorney General Jeff Sessions is threatening to withhold financial support from certain cities that he believes aren’t cooperating with federal immigration agents, DNC spokesperson Vedant Patel released the following statement:

“In true form of the Trump...

After the U.S. Department of Labor released the latest jobs and unemployment numbers, DNC Chair and former Labor Secretary Tom Perez issued the following statement:

“Today’s jobs report shows that President Obama’s bold policies and long-term economic investments are still paying...

In response to reports that Special Counsel Mueller impaneled a grand jury in the Russian investigation and other developments, DNC CEO Jess O’Connell released the following statement:

“Special Counsel Mueller impaneling a grand jury is further confirmation that this is a serious...

In response to reports that Special Counsel Mueller impaneled a grand jury in the Russian investigation and other developments, DNC CEO Jess O’Connell released the following statement:

“Special Counsel Mueller impaneling a grand jury is further confirmation that this is a serious...

Ahead of Mike Pence’s visit to Tennessee today, Tennesseans should know that Donald Trump and Pence’s threat to sabotage the country’s health insurance markets by withholding cost sharing reductions (CSRs) – federal payments that health insurance companies rely on to keep coverage...

Yesterday, Donald Trump endorsed the RAISE Act, a bill that is an affront to our values, would tear apart communities, and punish immigrant families that are making valuable contributions to our economy. Punishing immigrant families and curbing immigration would only stifle America’s...

In response to a newly released Public Policy Polling survey showing that 62% of voters in Arizona disapprove Senator Jeff Flake’s job performance, DNC spokesperson Vedant Patel released the following statement:

“After Senator Jeff Flake was complicit in Republican efforts to take...

In his first phone call with the president of Mexico, Donald Trump insulted and disparaged the state of New Hampshire saying, “I won New Hampshire because New Hampshire is a drug-infested den.” In response, DNC Northeast Press Secretary Elizabeth Renda released the following...

As Donald Trump prepares to descend on Huntington today, West Virginians are still in the dark on whether or not the president will decide to sabotage the state’s health insurance markets by withholding cost sharing reductions (CSRs). CSRs – federal payments that health insurance...

Trump has spent “American Dream” week taking steps that would threaten the American dream for families across the country. Trump threatened the healthcare of millions, he pushed for tax cuts that would benefit millionaires, billionaires and corporations, at the expense of working...

Donald Trump’s threat to sabotage the country’s health insurance markets by withholding cost sharing reductions (CSRs) – federal payments that health insurance companies rely on to keep coverage affordable – would devastate some of our country’s most vulnerable communities and...

Today President Trump endorsed a bill introduced by Senators Cotton and Perdue, that would drastically curb legal immigration and hurt the U.S. economy. Stephen Miller and Steven Bannon helped work on the bill, so it is not surprising that this bill is also supported by leading white...

Today President Trump endorsed a bill introduced by Senators Cotton and Perdue, that would drastically curb legal immigration and hurt the U.S. economy. Stephen Miller and Steven Bannon helped work on the bill, so it is not surprising that this bill is also supported by leading white...

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