Mar 13, 2017
Pelosi Update

Reverse Robin Hood 

It’s been 50 days since the President’s inauguration. And in all that time, the President still has not put forward a single significant jobs bill. Instead, Republicans are racing to pass their long-feared and job-killing health bill that means less coverage and more costs for the American people: Pay More For Less.

This piece of legislation is one of the largest transfers of wealth from working families to the richest people in our country. Families across America are going to be pushed off their health coverage just so the GOP can hand a huge tax break to billionaires.

Now, House GOP Members are rushing to hold votes before the Congressional Budget Office can detail the devastating consequences of their bill. The question is just how many millions will suffer under this assault on Americans’ health care – and Republicans are clearly afraid of the answer.

Click to Watch: Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi calls on Congress to defend affordable health care

This much is already clear: working families, young adults, older Americans, and people with disabilities will face huge new health costs. If the GOP gets its way, millions of families will be hurt. The more we learn of this proposal, the more we see it is a plan to Make Americans Pay More for Less.

Immigrants Are Welcome Here 

The Trump Administration’s repackaging has done nothing to change the immoral, unconstitutional and dangerous goals of their Muslim and refugee ban. This is the same ban, with the same purpose, driven by the same dangerous discrimination that weakens our ability to fight terror.

The President’s conduct over the weekend emphasizes how little regard he has for reality. As the leaked reports from Homeland Security exposed, the White House has desperately sought to invent an after-the-fact justification for its baldly prejudiced and unconstitutional Muslim and refugee ban. Protecting the American people requires us to be strong and smart, not reckless and rash.

The President claims he is strengthening our security, but his Administration’s dangerous and incompetent actions are making America less safe, not more.

My constituent, a Senior with stage 4 cancer, had received notification late last year from the Social Security Administration (SSA) that her Supplemental Security Income (SSI) would be stopped in January 2017, because SSA believed she had more than $2,000 in countable resources in the prior year. $2,000 is the maximum allowable amount of resources an individual may have in order to continue to qualify for SSI. However, my constituent had proof that the bank accounts SSA had referenced in its decision had been closed for quite some time, and she did not have resources over the allowed amount. Through the assistance of my office, my constituent was able to have her SSI payments reinstated while her request for reconsideration was pending with SSA. My constituent recently received a decision from SSA that agreed with her. My constituent will continue to receive SSI payments, which are necessary for her livelihood.

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Member of Congress