#1: Where does Cook stand on TrumpCare?
“TrumpCare” and the repeal of the ACA have passed out of committee and are hurtling toward passage in the House. Monday afternoon, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (the CBO) released its report on the plan. The numbers are stunning. TrumpCare will throw 14 million people off their existing insurance plans by 2018 and 24 million by 2026, cut Medicaid by $880 billion over 10 years, and increase premiums by 15-20% for those who are allowed to keep their plans. Will Rep. Paul Cook stand up for our healthcare? Let’s get him on the record! Last week he received hundreds of comments from constituents on his Facebook page, and Indivisible members across the District made phone calls to his office urging him not to repeal the ACA. He says he’s “read the bill,” and now he has the data from the CBO to inform his decision. This is particularly pressing in the 8th District, where Medicaid expansion extended coverage to 85,600 low-income residents, and where the uninsured rate has fallen by 11.2%. Call Congressman Cook, ask him where he stands on TrumpCare, and tell him why YOU oppose ACA repeal and this TrumpCare replacement!
#2: Stop the secrecy around Trump’s taxes.
We’re all still being kept in the dark about Trump’s conflicts of interest—including information that could be important to revealing further ties between Trump and Russia. Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-NJ) has introduced a Resolution of Inquiry (H.Res. 186) directing the Treasury Secretary to provide to the House of Representatives Trump’s tax returns from 2006 through 2015, as well as other financial documentation. Congressman Cook has acknowledged that the Russians interfered in our election. It’s high time, then, for him to help make Trump’s tax returns public so that the public knows whether the President has financial interests in Russia. Tell Rep. Paul Cook to cosponsor H.Res. 186 so that Trump’s tax returns can finally be made public. Here’s background and a script for asking him to cosponsor the resolution.