Saturday, December 2, 2017
Early this morning I left the Senate floor where the Republicans passed their tax plan after spending all day yesterday rewriting it in secret.
Today, the Republicans are taking a victory lap because they advanced a bill none of them have read. This plan will affect every single American: from our children and grandparents to teachers, first responders, and college students. And they haven’t even taken the time to hold a public hearing or read what this bill does, probably because they know it’ll harm millions of Americans.
This is no way to govern. It’s irresponsible, unfair, and disrespectful to the American people.
Now Republicans must reconcile the Senate version of this legislation with the one that passed the House last month. Both plans are outrageous — cutting taxes on the wealthy at the expense of everyday Americans — but this period of reconciliation gives us time to keep calling, writing, tweeting, and taking action to make our voices heard.
Add your name to my petition to pledge that you will do everything in your power — from calling your member of Congress to writing letters and attending rallies — to stop whatever tax scam Republicans in the House and Senate agree to in conference.
So many times during the health care fight it seemed hopeless. Yet you persisted — and because of your actions we saved our health care, and I believe we can do it again. Never forget you have a powerful voice that is capable of inspiring great change.
Thanks for all you do.
U.S. Senator, California