Upcoming Town Hall, State of the Union, and Worker Protections
AT A GLANCE
In this week's Digest, you will find more information on:
- Our upcoming town hall;
- Mark’s guest for the State of the Union; and
- Mark’s work to support labor unions.
As Congress moves on after the impeachment trial ended, join us for a town hall on February 18th at Stanley Middle School as we discuss where we go from here. This town hall will be a great opportunity to make your voice heard about what’s next.
To RSVP, click the graphic below or call (925) 933-2660.
SOTU & #SAVEISABEL
Congressman DeSaulnier’s guest to President Trump’s State of the Union address was Isabel Bueso, a recipient of medical deferred action and a rare disease advocate. Last year, Isabel became the face of the Trump Administration’s cruel immigration policies when she and her family were told they had 33 days to leave the country, which would prevent Isabel from getting the life-saving medical care she needs. The Congressman was honored to have Isabel as his guest to force the President and his allies to see that their actions impact real humans – and Isabel is one of them.
Although Mark did not attend the address as he feels strongly that the President does not adhere to the rule of law and has little respect for our institutions, he is proud of Isabel’s courage and bravery. To learn more about Isabel’s remarkable story and the work Congressman DeSaulnier is doing in Congress to advocate for her and others in her position, click the video below.
Mark Leads Bill to Help Workers Join Labor Unions
Labor unions help workers every day by providing better wages, safer workplaces, sick leave, and so much more. As a member of the Education & Labor Committee and a lifelong labor advocate, Mark was proud to be the Rules Committee Manager for the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act, which would help resolve many of the obstacles workers face to joining a union. To watch his comments, click on the video below. In the end, Mark voted in favor of this bill, which passed by a vote of 224-to-194.
Congressman DeSaulnier Votes to Support Disaster Relief and Oppose Administration Efforts to Undermine Medicaid
After the recent earthquakes struck and with the damage done by 2017 hurricanes, our fellow Americans in Puerto Rico need assistance now to rebuild infrastructure and protect public health. Mark was proud to support the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief and Puerto Rico Disaster Tax Relief Act (H.R. 5687), which passed by a vote of 237-to-161. Additionally, the Trump Administration has proposed gutting the Medicaid budget, potentially leaving millions without needed care. Mark supported a resolution disapproving of this predatory and harmful move. The resolution passed by a vote of 223-to-190.
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