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Call re: CHIP, ACA, Bump Stocks

WEEKLY CALLS FOR OCTOBER 12 •URGE BOTH SENATORS AND REPRESENTATIVES TO RENEW FUNDING FOR CHIP Federal funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), which covers about 9 million children in the U.S., has now expired because Congressional leaders did not renew its funding by Sept. 30 as required by law. The CHIP program provides …

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Calls for Week of Sept 17

Call to oppose the Graham-Cassidy Bill, to support stabilization of the ACA, and on DACA: to insist on a legislative solution protecting Dreamers. Important phone numbers listed below! NC Senators:  Thom Tillis (202-224-6342 & 704-509-9087) Richard Burr (202-224-3154 & 800-685-8916) SC Senators:  Lindsey Graham (202-224-5972 & 804-250-1417) Tim Scott (202-224-6121 & 864-233-5366)  NC Representatives: Robert Pittenger (202-225-1976 & 704-362-1060) Alma Adams (202-225-1510 & 704-344-9950) Ted Budd (202-225-4531) …

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2 Women Senators Are Real Mavericks

from Huff Post, by Emma Gray. McCain cast the unexpected vote, but Murkowski and Collins never wavered. Senator John McCain made headlines early Friday morning when he cast an unexpected “no” vote against the Senate GOP’s Health Care Freedom Act (a.k.a. “skinny repeal” of the Affordable Care Act). His vote was indeed surprising and decisive, and therefore newsworthy. But it was Senators Lisa …

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Floating health care protest held outside Tillis’ lake home

Charlotte Observer,  by LaVendrick Smith.   Protesters unhappy with the Senate’s health care bill held an unusual demonstration outside North Carolina Sen. Thom Tillis’ home on Lake Norman Friday. Members from the group Progress NC and North Carolina residents who support the Affordable Care Act sailed in front of the Republican senator’s lake house in multiple …

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House May Need to Vote Again on GOP Obamacare Repeal Bill

Bloomberg.com by Billy House, Photo courtesy Bloomberg News. Two weeks after passage, measure still not sent to Senate. CBO report could force Ryan, other party leaders into redo. House Republicans barely managed to pass their Obamacare repeal bill earlier this month, and they now face the possibility of having to vote again on their controversial health …

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Inside Your (Legislative) Body

Welcome to week 9 of Inside Your Legislative Body. The NC Senate passed their budget last week and the House begins work on their budget this week. Meanwhile, we got some good news already this week from SCOTUS. Here’s the latest- State Budget Update Unfortunately the Senate budget is more of what we’ve come to …

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From the Rose Garden to the Capitol, a Dark Day for Women’s Health

By Georgeanne M. Usova, Washington Legislative Office, ACLU. On May 4th, the Trump Administration and Congress doubled down on their dangerous agenda for women’s health. First, in a Rose Garden ceremony, President Donald Trump signed an executive order squarely aimed at rolling back the Affordable Care Act’s guarantee of birth control coverage. While it was …

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