Trump's Failed First 200 Days
6 Months, 28 Weeks, 4,800 Hours, 288,000 Minutes and 0 Accomplishments
Two hundred days into the Trump Administration, the President has offered nothing but broken promises and failed leadership. Instead of improving the lives of hard-working Americans, President Trump has tried to force on the American people an immoral, ineffective and expensive border wall, discriminatory new barriers to the ballot box, a degrading and disgusting policy banning transgender Americans from serving in the military and a hateful, senseless anti-immigrant agenda that instills fear in our communities and weakens our nation.
Despite having full control of the legislative process, the Republican Congress has not lifted a finger to raise wages, create good-paying jobs, invest in our crumbling infrastructure or avert a catastrophic default on the full faith and credit of the United States, instead wasting months trying to tear away families’ health coverage.
The American people deserve better than what they’re getting from Republicans in Washington. That’s why Democrats are offering A Better Deal: Better Jobs, Better Wages, Better Future, an ambitious new economic agenda to help the hard-working men and women across America who have been left out and left behind for too long. Democrats are committed to raising the wages of American workers and creating ten million good-paying jobs, lowering the costs of living for families and building an economy that gives working Americans the tools to succeed in the 21st century.
While the President celebrates his failed first 200 days with a 17-day vacation at his golf club, we are fighting in very corner of the country to protect the health, pocketbooks and security of American families.
Our Marine Sanctuaries Face New Drilling Threat
On April 28, 2017, President Trump issued Executive Order 13795 to implement a so-called “America-First Offshore Energy Strategy,” which requires the review of all National Marine Sanctuaries and Monuments established within the last ten years to study the potential for energy and mineral exploration. Four California Sanctuaries would be subject to this review and, potentially, to degradation and destruction: Channel Islands Cordell Bank, Greater Farallones and Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuaries.
By auctioning off our public lands and cherished natural monuments, the President is once again putting the interests of large energy companies before the good of our families, communities and environment. As you know, California’s marine sanctuaries are vital to our $1.9 trillion coastal economy and are essential in protecting some of our nation’s most treasured natural resources. Marine sanctuaries also shelter major seabird and sea mammal breeding sites, as well as dozens of threatened or endangered fish and mammal species, including great white sharks and blue whales. They protect our beaches from oil spills like the 1969 Santa Barbara oil spill, the largest in California’s history, when 100,000 barrels of crude oil spewed into the Santa Barbara Channel, coating Santa Barbara’s coastline, pelicans and gulls.
While the White House tries to gut key environmental protections and push its dirty energy agenda, my commitment to defending our nation’s most sacred natural preserves and wonders remains firm. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will formally reopen the public comment period from July 31st to August 15th on these actions. If you wish, please leave your public comment here.
Bayview Opera House Wins Award
This week the historic Bayview Opera House won the 2017 California Historic Preservation Design Award. The California Preservation Design Awards is an honored statewide award, showcasing preservation design excellence and celebrating exemplary work in restoration, rehabilitation and sustainability by fellow Californians.
My constituent, a senior and an immigrant, is terminally ill and currently residing in a hospice care facility. Although some of his family lives in the United States, he wished to be reunited with his daughter, who he had not seen in over five years, and who resides abroad. However, he was concerned that she would not be granted a visitor visa, because she was previously denied a visa several years ago. Based on these extenuating circumstances, my staff communicated my constituent’s situation to the U.S. Consulate where my constituent’s daughter had applied for a visitor visa. Just recently, she attended her consular interview and her visa was granted. My constituent will now be able to see his daughter again.
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