It’s Not a Bailout

As President Trump’s position on the Alexander-Murray Obamacare stabilization plan whipsawed throughout the day on Tuesday, he started to use the term “bailout” more and more to describe the subsidies that help the neediest Americans afford health care. To be clear: Providing funds for Americans who need health insurance is not a bailout of the … More It’s Not a Bailout

Three Reasons the Latest Version of Trumpcare is Bad Legislation

Here are three reasons the GOP’s latest attempt to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act is a complete disaster: 1. The latest version of Trumpcare is not bipartisan. Americans want the Congress to work across the aisle to solve the nation’s biggest problems. While the ACA became the law of the land with a … More Three Reasons the Latest Version of Trumpcare is Bad Legislation

Courage and Leadership?

While many notable Republican Senators have expressed concern about the timing of the firing of FBI Direct Comey by President Trump, neither Mitch McConnell nor Paul Ryan have issued statements or addressed the issue. Whether Comey deserved to stay or go is becoming less important than the real reasons for his firing. The evidence marshaled in … More Courage and Leadership?

Better and Better?

President Trump, feeling pinched by a lack of legislative success in his first 100 days, is pushing to revive the American Health Care Act that Paul Ryan pulled from the House floor in a stinging defeat last month. GOP House members are none too thrilled after many faced angry constituents during the April recess and are … More Better and Better?

Resolution of Inquiry – Sounds Boring But It’s Important

The House leadership has signaled that they intend to bury a Resolution of Inquiry introduced by Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) in the House Judiciary Committee so it can’t come to a vote in the full House. Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) will likely let the resolution die. The relevant facts are: The Resolution Of Inquiry directs “the … More Resolution of Inquiry – Sounds Boring But It’s Important