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Senator Cortez Masto Meets with Local Health Care Advocates to Ensure Comprehensive Coverage

Last Friday, May 25th, Senator Catherine Cortez Masto held a roundtable meeting with Health Care Advocates and Organizations to discuss the latest developments surrounding health care policy at the federal level. The topic of the day was “junk plans”, or health insurance plans designed to provide bare-bones coverage at a low rate. Previously, thanks to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), such plans were phased out in favor of more robust, comprehensive plans which cover pre-existing conditions, prescription drugs, and maternity…

TAX DAY: New Report Reveals How Trump's Tax Giveaway Impacts Nevada

Donald Trump and the Republicans in Congress, such as Nevada Senator Dean Heller, have made a lot of promises about their $1.5 trillion tax giveaway passed in December. They said millions and millions of workers would get wage hikes or bonuses. But it didn’t work out that way – only 4% of the nation’s 148 million employees got more money from their bosses. It’s the wealthy that that have reaped the benefits. About two-thirds of the tax cuts are going…

DACA is Not a Bargaining CHIP

DACA is Not a Bargaining CHIP

DACA is Not a Bargaining CHIP: Brinkmanship Poised to Shutdown Government Despite early-week progress to avoid a government shutdown, it appears that President Trump’s intervention has (once-again) scuttled good-faith negotiations over DACA between Republicans and Democrats on a Continuing Resolution that would keep the nation’s government funded for the next month. Playing Politics With Funding Despite having held hostage the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) since October, and with short-term funding due to be depleted as early as this Friday,…

A majority of Americans think Donald Trump is a failure.

POLL: Most Americans Think Trump a Failure

According to a Marist poll released January 18th, 2018, most Americans believe President Trump has failed during his first year. The poll was conducted in cooperation with NPR and PBS NewsHour by The Marist College Institute for Public Opinion, which surveyed 1,350 adults between January 8th and 10th 2018 with a margin-of-error of 2.7%. A Deepening Divide The results show a widening gap between the way the bulk of the American electorate and Trump’s base view the administration’s first year.…