Urge your members of Congress to publicly demand an independent investigation of Russian interference in our election and the Trump campaign’s ties to Moscow. At the House Intelligence Committee hearing Monday, FBI Director James Comey confirmed that the FBI has an on-going investigation into the Trump campaign’s coordination with Russian officials, which it started last July. Comey and NSA Director, Admiral Michael Rogers also debunked Trump’s tweeted claims that former President Obama wiretapped him. Republicans on the Committee showed little interest in investigating the Trump campaign’s contacts with Russian officials and focused almost solely on demanding vigorous investigation and prosecution of those who may have leaked information about the on-going investigation. Representative Devin Nunes [R-CA], Chairman of the House Intel Committee, and Senator Richard Burr [R-NC], were both on the Trump transition team and, at the White House’s request, agreed to knock down investigation rumors to journalists. However, given Republicans lack of enthusiasm for investigating Trump’s campaign, it’s time to demand an independent investigation so the American people can have confidence in the results. If you missed the hearing, Ranking Member Adam Schiff’s [D-CA] opening statement is a superb 15 minute survey of the circumstantial evidence supporting Trump campaign collusion with Russia.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions meetings with the Russian ambassador (communications he lied about when asked about them under oath). The FBI has confirmed investigations of the Trump team’s ties to Russia and contacts between Russians and Paul Manafort, Roger Stone, and Carter Page are attracting scrutiny. We can’t let scandal, dishonesty, and partisan politics get in the way of the facts. Ask your legislators to demand an independent, bipartisan commission led by a special prosecutor to investigate Trump’s ties to Russia and Russian interference in the election and presidential transition.
Hi, I’m [NAME], a constituent. I’m extremely concerned about the extent of Russia’s interference in the 2016 election and Presidential transition.
Considering Flynn’s resignation, the Sessions scandal and continuing FBI investigation of campaing associates Paul Manafort, Roger Stone, and Carter Page, we need more than Congressional committee investigations to get to the bottom of this matter. I’m calling to urge [Senator/Representative NAME] to publicly and legislatively support the creation of an independent, bipartisan commission.
Given Attorney General Sessions’ communications with the Russian ambassador, this commission should be led by a special prosecutor. I don’t want partisan politics or the Trump Administration’s influence to bias the investigation, so I think it should be modeled after the 9/11 commission, which was more open to the public than a committee investigation. Please ask [Senator/Representative NAME] to follow up with me.
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There’s a multi-billion dollar land grab moving through Congress.
The Senate is working on S. 1073, the Escambia County Land Conveyance Act. The purpose of the bill is “To authorize Escambia County, Florida, to convey certain property that was formerly part of Santa Rosa Island National Monument and that was conveyed to Escambia County subject to restrictions on use and reconveyance.”
Republican Representative Matt Gaetz has passed legislation in the U.S. House to sell off Pensacola Beach and Navarre Beach to private developers. The land is currently protected by a 1946 Congressional Land Conveyance that guarantees all leases on the beach belong to and must benefit the public. Gaetz' bill would take away these public land rights. Senator Marco Rubio has introduced the bill in the Senate, where it is currently in the Energy & Natural Resources Committee.
The Senate is working on S. 1073, “To authorize Escambia County, Florida, to convey certain property that was formerly part of Santa Rosa Island National Monument and that was conveyed to Escambia County subject to restrictions on use and reconveyance.”
The House version of the bill, H. 2370, was sponsored by Rep. Matt Gatz, FL01 and passed on July 26th. Inexplicably, Sen. Nelson has co-sponsored Sen. Rubio's bill after opposing at least three previous versions. If this passes, Santa Rosa Island homes that are currently sitting on LEASED land owned by the citizens of Escambia County will be able to purchase that land and dispose of it at will, in whatever manner that individual sees fit.
The Protecting Access to Care Act of 2017, HR 1215, would dramatically undermine patient protections against malpractice and medical error. Because the bill would preempt any less-stringent state laws on malpractice, it would significantly alter malpractice law in at least 47 states. The bill would limit non-economic damages for malpractice to $250,000 and shorten the statute of limitations for malpractice suits. The bill would also ban patients from filing class action lawsuits against doctors that prescribe FDA-approved drugs or medical devices that cause them harm. This provision is particularly troubling given that a 2014 study found newly FDA-approved drugs have a 1 in 5 chance of causing adverse reactions in some patients.
The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has now confirmed what the vast majority of Americans already knew: The Senate's Affordable Care Act repeal bill, the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA), is a cruel, ill-crafted disaster. The CBO's analysis predicts that BCRA will leave 22 million additional people uninsured by 2026.
Encourage your member of Congress to support net neutrality and fight the FCC's move to give internet service providers more power over your online experience.
Urge your members of Congress to publicly demand an independent investigation of Russian interference in our election and the Trump campaign’s ties to Moscow. At a House Intelligence Committee hearing, FBI Director James Comey confirmed that the FBI has an on-going investigation into the Trump campaign’s coordination with Russian officials, which it started last July.
Urge members of Congress to demand President Trump’s tax returns, whether by subpoena, resolution, legislation or otherwise. Democrats and a growing number of Republicans in the House and Senate have supported a variety of different initiatives to obtain Trump’s tax returns which Trump, unlike any president in 50 years, has refused to release.