100 Days of Democratic Accomplishment, Oversight & Accountability - Part 2
Second in a series
As House Democrats approach their 100th day in the majority on April 13, Future Majority is taking a look at what they’ve achieved in a short period of time and in the face of constant GOP obstruction and rampant chaos and corruption emanating from the Trump White House.
As Trump and the GOP worked to tear down the Affordable Care Act -- work that continues to this day -- harmed millions of people with a costly, unnecessary and unprecedented 35-day government shutdown, and concealed the fact that the president wrote hush money checks to an adult film actress while sitting in the Oval Office, Democrats governed.
Here are a few more examples of the hard work Democrats have put in on behalf of the American people:
Accomplishment: Protected the Affordable Care Act
Democrats passed a resolution condemning Trump administration attacks on the Affordable Care Act and the millions of Americans who have benefitted from it. Trump wants to eliminate health care for more than 20 million Americans and jeopardize the health care of tens of millions more with pre-existing conditions. Democrats fought back - and will continue to - as the GOP proved yet again they do not care about the American people or their health care.
Oversight: Had former Trump personal Michael Cohen testify under oath
Democrats brought Trump’s “fixer” to testify about the president’s immorality and criminal behavior in front of the entire country, including the surprising fact that Trump signed checks to Michael Cohen reimbursing him for the payoff to Stormy Daniels while sitting behind the Resolute Desk in the Oval Office. The response from the GOP? Crickets. This is what real oversight looks like. It’s what the Constitution requires. And it’s what Republicans failed to do for the first two years of the Trump administration.
Accountability: Shared stories from millions of Americans struggling as a result of the Trump Shutdown
Democrats held the line on Donald Trump’s disastrous government shutdown and helped shine a spotlight on the plight of government workers and millions of others who were struggling to pay their bills, make their mortgage payments and feed their families as Trump forced them to go without paychecks for more than a month. We continue to learn of the disastrous impact on our country from Trump’s irresponsible and dangerous government shutdown, including an FAA unable to warn pilots in a timely manner of a software flaw in the auto-pilot system of the Boeing 737 Max 8. Trump put people in danger and harmed families in a reckless attempt to force Congress to give him money to build his vanity wall at the Southern border.
From healthcare to oversight, Democrats are keeping the promises they made to voters in the midterm elections, and they will continue to fight for America and the American people.
Let us know what you think about the Democrats first 100 days -- a period marked by a relentless push to make progress for the American people, provide oversight on a dangerous administration run amok and hold Trump and his chaotic and corrupt administration accountable.
We’ll share more key Democratic accomplishments tomorrow -- tune in.