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January 31, 2020
Statement “Mitch McConnell’s victory today is America’s great loss. All but two Republican U.S. Senators joined in the shameful vote to call no witnesses at President Trump’s impeachment trial. This vote undermines the credibility of the U.S. Senate and makes a mockery of its commitment to justice and accountability. If, as appears almost certain, it leads to acquittal without consideration of the evidence, it will cause profound and lasting harm to our democracy. Such is the price of moral cowardice among those holding high office.
January 30, 2020
Statement “Under the guise of flexibility and innovation, the Trump administration this morning unveiled guidance that would radically alter Medicaid and allow states to weaken coverage and end crucial protections for people who rely on this program for their health care. We are not fooled.
January 28, 2020
News release WASHINGTON, DC – The urgent push to adopt a comprehensive national paid family and medical leave program got a boost today when the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee held a hearing on the issue, under the leadership of Chair Rep. Richard Neal (D-MA) and Ranking Member Kevin Brady (R-TX).
January 28, 2020
Statement “Yesterday’s narrow, 5- 4 U.S. Supreme Court decision to lift the nationwide injunction that was blocking the cruel, anti-immigrant public charge rule from taking effect was deeply disappointing and truly harmful. Upending the judicial review process allows the Trump administration to create terror and hardship among low-income immigrants and immigrant families of color, threatening their health, housing and nutrition, in ways the Court may ultimately not allow.
January 27, 2020
Statement “Pregnant women already face an unconscionable level of discrimination in the United States. They disproportionately experience discrimination at work and mistreatment in our health care system.
January 23, 2020
News release WASHINGTON, DC – On Wednesday, January 23, 2020, as the U.S. Senate continues debating the impeachment of President Donald Trump for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, @MomsRising members will deliver cupcakes to 16 key U.S. Senators. The cupcakes will carry the message:
January 14, 2020
Statement “It is disgraceful that President Trump plans to divert $7.2 billion in funds allocated to the Pentagon this year to build his border wall, in addition to the $1.375 Congress authorized for this ill-advised project. If President Trump is once again able to divert these additional funds, a total of $18.4 billion in taxpayer dollars will have been used to build an environmentally harmful wall the nation neither wants nor needs – a wall that would stand forever as a symbol of hate and division.
January 7, 2020
Statement “The U.S. House of Representatives did its duty by impeaching President Donald Trump for trying to use his influence and taxpayers’ money to coerce Ukrainian leaders into interfering in our election. This was an egregious abuse of power and a clear violation of the President’s oath of office. The House conducted a thorough investigation that produced a mountain of evidence that the U.S. Senate must consider at a fair trial that includes testimony from witnesses and consideration of the evidence.
December 19, 2019
Statement “The fiscal year 2020 budget the U.S. Senate passed today, and the U.S. House of Representatives passed earlier this week, is a mixed bag for America’s moms. It contains appalling funding streams that reward immigration agencies that have been responsible for the mass separation of children and families and the deaths of children in detention, and missed opportunities to address surprise medical bills and reduce prescription drug costs.
December 18, 2019
Statement “President Trump’s abuse of power, the ways he covered it up, and his undeniable obstruction of the congressional investigation left responsible, fair-minded members of the U.S. House of Representatives no choice but to vote to impeach him. The House did its duty today. We commend every representative who voted to impeach.