Dutch lead a town hall meeting to discuss how the tax and budget proposals put forward by Congressional Republicans and the Trump Administration will affect Baltimore residents and people across Maryland. Check out video from the event here:
Americans on both sides of the aisle agree: Our current tax code is complex, costly and time consuming. It hurts the ability of American businesses to grow and create new middle-class jobs, and for individuals to cover basic household costs. We believe it’s time for real reforms that simplify the tax code, lower taxes on all Americans and their families and stimulate job growth.
"Thanks to massive grassroots mobilization efforts, our state narrowly averted disaster when Congress failed to pass any version of Affordable Care Act (ACA) repeal that would have restructured Medicaid and left thousands of my constituents without health care coverage. Stopping health care repeal was a huge victory, but the fight is not over yet. Even deeper cuts to Medicaid have been proposed in the 2018 budget resolution, which would slash health care by $1.5 trillion over the next 10 years to pay for billions in tax breaks to the rich and corporations over that same period." Read more from the Baltimore Sun at this link:
After 16 years, Dutch tells his colleagues that Members of Congress should get to at least debate authorizations for War on Terror. An amendment sunsetting the authorizations, which were first passed in the days immediately following the September 11 attack, overwhelmingly passed the House Appropriations Committee.
Congressman Ruppersberger quizzed former CIA Director John Brennan and former National Counterterrorism Center Director Mike Leiter about hot-button issues including terrorism and cybersecurity in what event organizers hope becomes an annual bipartisan meeting on Capitol Hill.
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