Call Senators to Oppose Rick Perry, Verma, and H.J. Res. 66

Dianne Feinstein
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(202) 224-3841

Kamala Harris
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(202) 224-3553

From the national Indivisible organization: call our senators about one of the upcoming votes…

  • The Senate is scheduled to vote on the nomination of former Texas Gov. Rick Perry to be Secretary of Energy (link includes script). Perry called for abolition of the department—then famously forgot which department it was—when he ran for President in 2012.
  • Republicans in Congress are ramming through fast-tracked legislation (H.J. Res. 66) that would block states like California, Oregon, Maryland, Illinois, and Connecticut from helping their citizens save money for retirement. The Department of Labor issued a legal ruling last year giving states the OK to provide a new savings option to workers who are not offered a 401(k) or other retirement plan at their job. Given how unprepared most Americans are for retirement, this made perfect sense — workers should have more opportunities to save and retire with dignity, not fewer. But Republicans disagree — in order to keep their Wall Street benefactors fat, happy, and shielded from competition, they are pushing legislation that would rescind the Labor Department regulation. The legislation has passed the House and will likely be considered in the Senate shortly (link includes call script).
  • Donald Trump has nominated Seema Verma to lead the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). This critical agency manages federal health insurance programs and healthcare regulations, including Medicare, Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and the Affordable Care Act. Verma holds extreme positions on healthcare that would raise insurance costs for women and cap Medicaid benefits. Ask your Senator to oppose the nomination of Seema Verma (link includes call script).