Presidential Progress: Free Fall and Failure
This Saturday marks 100 days of the Trump Presidency. In a historically dismal first 100 days, the President has failed to create jobs, significantly raised Americans’ health costs, emboldened the special interests, and is stacking the deck for the wealthy few. Instead of cleaning up Washington, President Trump has thrown open the White House doors to billionaire campaign donors and special interest lobbyists; his campaign is under investigation for its ties to Russia; and he continues to refuse to release his tax returns to the American people.
Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi joined Jake Tapper on CNN’s The Lead with Jake Tapper to discuss President Trump’s first 100 days in office, from his failure to present an infrastructure bill, to his tax plan which would devastate the middle class and working Americans.
The Trump Administration has failed in every aspect and, as a result, is hurting Americans trying to make a better life for themselves. From slashing job training programs, hurting American seniors by cutting Meals on Wheels, paralyzing American competitiveness by gutting infrastructure funding, and abandoning all Americans hoping for cures by harshly decreasing funding for health research, the President has demonstrated that he is not serious about setting aside the interests of his billionaire buddies or working with Congress to keep his promises to the American people.
War on Net Neutrality
A month after allowing internet service providers to sell Americans’ private browsing history and intimate personal information, this Administration is moving to destroy the openness and dynamism of the internet. Once again, the Trump Administration is acting to stack the deck for the powerful special interests and against the interest of the public.
The internet must be a level playing field where success is founded on the best ideas, not the deepest pockets. This Administration is aiming to dismantle net neutrality, chilling competition, hurting consumers, and punishing entrepreneurs. Millions of Americans made their voices heard in support of the net neutrality standards that FCC Chairman Pai now plans to eviscerate. We must once again stand to protect the freedom of the internet from this newest threat.
My office recently assisted a constituent, a Senior, who was having issues with her Section 8 voucher. My constituent found an apartment unit in January that would accept her voucher. However, after a cursory inspection to ensure the unit complied with the rules and regulations surrounding Section 8 dwellings, the San Francisco Housing Authority (SFHA) could not approve the unit. Because my constituent was unsure as to why the apartment unit failed to pass the inspection, she reached out to my office for help. My staff contacted SFHA requesting the reasons why the unit failed and what the constituent and owner could do to fix the unit. Shortly thereafter, SFHA contacted the landlord, who was able to make appropriate fixes to the apartment. The apartment unit has now passed the inspection, and my constituent and her family were able to move in.
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