Anna's Weekly Update

March 17, 2017
E-Newsletter

HERE’S WHAT CONGRESS DID THIS WEEK

Voted YES on Final Passage of H.R. 1367, Improving the Department of Veterans’ Affairs Authority to Hire, Retain Physicians (March 17, 2017)

Voted YES

The Legislation will improve Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) ability to hire, train and retain physicians and other critical staff in the Veterans Health Administration and Veterans Benefits Administration.

Voted NO on Final Passage of H.R. 1181, Veterans 2nd Amendment Protection Act (March 16, 2017)

Voted NO

The Legislation would weaken the reporting requirements for mentally ill veterans under the National Instant Criminal Background Check System and allow them to purchase firearms.

KEY STATEMENTS

Eshoo Statement on Congressional Budget Office (CBO) Analysis of the Republican Health Care Bill (March 13, 2017)

“Today, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) put out the facts. The repeal plan will reduce benefits and increase costs. Period. If Republicans have their way in passing this legislation, 14 million people will lose their coverage in 2018, and 24 million will lose their coverage in 2026, bringing the uninsured rate to a staggering 52 million. For those who actually get to keep their health insurance, they will pay on average of 15% to 20% more than their current premiums for less coverage. The most vulnerable Americans in particular will see an immeasurable increase in out-of-pocket costs. To read the press release, CLICK HERE

Eshoo Statement on her Resolution’s One Year Anniversary of Religious Minorities and Genocide (March 14, 2017)

“On this day last year the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously sent a message around the world by declaring that the atrocities perpetrated by ISIL against religious and ethnic minorities in Iraq and Syria include war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide.

“The passage of this resolution is deeply meaningful to me as this genocide is a repeat of what my family endured. My grandparents were persecuted and driven from the Middle East because they were Christians. To read the press release, CLICK HERE

WEEKLY HIGHLIGHT

ANNA IN THE NEWS

Associated Press: “Capitol Hill Buzz: Lawmakers Survive Health Bill All-Nighter” (March 10, 2017)

“When Democrats tried to use an amendment to show that Republicans weren't sufficiently supporting health care for veterans, some Republicans who are veterans took offense.

"Twenty-four hours and it's showing," said Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Calif. "Let's just take a deep breath and be respectful of each other." To read the full article, CLICK HERE

The Hill: “Dem uses new tactic to get Trump's tax returns” (March 10, 2017)

“Trump is the first president in decades to not make his tax returns public. He has said he won't release his tax returns while he is under audit by the IRS, though the IRS has said that nothing prevents people from releasing their own tax information.” To read the full article, CLICK HERE

STAYING INFORMED

You can find more press releases, commentary and information on issues at my website, eshoo.house.gov. And please visit YouTube, Facebook and Twitter for more ways to stay informed.

Sincerely,

Anna G. Eshoo