The Obama Foundation (@ObamaFoundation) February 17, 2017
Good Saturday to you all
I wanted to ask for your help. While we all chase the Russia Story, Republicans are planning on repealing the ACA without a budget score, and without showing it to anyone until it is on the floor.
STRATEGY FOR AREAS with a R SENATOR or CONGRESSPERSON
Get on the phone and leave a message with their local office today and EVERDAY until we win this thing.
Tell them – NO SECRET BILL, let us publicly debate what it will cost in $$ and in human suffering.
Show up at their local offices, be brave and be strong.
Then call 10 people you know and ask them to do the same thing
STRATEGY FOR BLUE DISTRICTS
Join a Virtual bank from home (where you use a tablet or computer to access names, phone # and a script) and call into TN, AZ, Maine, NV or AK.
Send me a note if you need links to make these calls. Everyone needs to do this
Here is our latest update on the Republican plan
REPUBLICAN PLAN TO RUSH THRU ACA REPEAL
There will be a bill released on Monday that will then go to markup in both Ways and Means and E&C on Wednesday/Thursday. It will more or less be what we saw in the earlier draft, with a few modifications for the worse. It will not be scored and there will probably not be amendments.
Presuming passage, it will go to the Budget Committee the following week and then to Rules on 3/20 or earlier–with the goal to have it to the Floor of the House on 3/23, which is the 7th anniversary of the passage of the ACA.
McConnell has committed to put the bill on the floor immediately, with no changes, following a Bryd bath, meaning it will be voted on before the Easter recess (4/7).
This is far more accelerated timeline than any of us were thinking, and we were assuming we would have process in the Senate (meaning it would go through Senate Committees however that is not the plan). We need to get as much done in the next 2 1/2 weeks as possible.
Thank you in advance for your help with this issue