Austin, TX -- Today, Democrats met to forge a strategy to save American lives by protecting the Affordable Care Act, Medicare, and Medicaid. Read more from the New York Times here.
Texas Democratic Party Chair Gilberto Hinojosa issued the following statement:
“The disastrous side effects of Trump Republican plans to repeal Medicare, Medicaid, and the Affordable Care Act could not be more clear: Americans will die.
“There is no viable Republican plan to keep health care protections in place and costs down for families. Republicans will be voting to rip healthcare and earned benefits away from over 100 million Americans, empower insurance companies, destroy our economy, and leave Americans to a dark fate of sickness and death. Republicans will make America sick again.
“Today, President Obama and Congressional Democrats met to save the Affordable Care Act. America’s families are counting on us to stand our ground, fight for them, and save healthcare. Texas Democrats will live up to that responsibility.”
Trump’s Trade War Begins
Austin, TX -- Today, CNN reported, “[t]he White House is considering withdrawing from NAFTA in the coming days” citing two senior administration officials as their source. [CNN, April 26, 2017]
SB4: The Battle Begins
The debate is raging on house floor today. SB4, a dangerous bill that forces local law enforcement into Trump’s deportation force is being pushed by Trump Republicans.
Breaking: Texas Republicans Discriminated Against Texas Voters in State House Redistricting
Once again, a federal court has ruled that Texas Republicans intentionally discriminated against Texas’ diverse new majority, drawing state legislative districts in 2011 to limit the voice of communities of color in their government.