June 12, 2017: Weekly Actions

Last week we watched as former FBI Director James Comey testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee, underscoring more than ever the need for us to continue resisting. We heard Mr. Comey call the President a liar no less than five times, and lay out a strong case that the President committed obstruction of justice—an impeachable offense.

While that was going on, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell took advantage of the lull in attention on Congress to push the Republicans' disastrous health care repeal plan forward. McConnell invoked "Rule 14," a Senate procedure that allows a bill to completely bypass the committee process and be placed directly on the Senate floor. This confirms that Senate Republicans plan to ram their bill through without any hearings or opportunity for public comment. Details on the new bill are still scant, but we know that Republicans are already appearing to come together to pass their bill.

We also saw House Republicans vote overwhelmingly to repeal the financial protections put in place by the Dodd-Frank Act. These rules were put in place after the 2008 financial crisis to require Wall Street banks to take on less risk, to avoid another "too big to fail" scenario. All but one Republican voted to make our financial system less secure and to gut the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, paving the way for another economic meltdown in the future.

Looking ahead this week, the big news is that Attorney General Jeff Sessions is expected to testify publicly before the Senate Intelligence Committee. That will certainly be important to watch, but as Indivisible members we also know we must remain vigilant elsewhere as well, and take action to resist the President and the GOP in Congress as they do their best to dismantle our way of life.


Recommended Actions for the Week of June 12:



Contact Information for San Diego County Representatives:

US Senate

 

US House of Representatives

Duncan Hunter

El Cajon: (619) 448-5201
Temecula: (951) 695-5108
DC: (202) 225-5672

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Juan Vargas

SD County: (619) 422-5963
Imperial County: (760) 312-9900
DC: (202) 225-8045

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California Senate

 

Joel Anderson

El Cajon Office: (619) 596-3136
San Marcos Office: (760) 510-2017
Capitol Office: (916) 651-4038

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Patricia Bates

Laguna Hills Office: (949) 598-5850
Encinitas Office: (760) 642-0809
Capitol Office: (916) 651-4036

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Ben Hueso

Chula Vista Office: (619) 409-7690
El Centro Office: (760) 335-3442
Capitol Office: (916) 651-4040

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Toni Atkins

San Diego Office: (619) 645-3133
Capitol Office: (916) 651-4039

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California Assembly

 

Marie Waldron

Escondido Office: (760) 480-7570
Capitol Office: (916) 319-2075

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Randy Voepel

Santee Office: (619) 441-2322
Capitol Office: (916) 319-2071

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Brian Maienschein

San Diego Office: (858) 675-0077
Capitol Office: (916) 319-2077

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Rocky J. Chávez

Oceanside Office: (760) 433-7601
Capitol Office: (916) 319-2076

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Shirley N. Weber

San Diego Office: (619) 531-7913
Capitol Office: (916) 319-2079

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Todd Gloria

San Diego Office: (619) 645-3090
Capitol Office: (916) 319-2078

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Lorena S. Gonzalez Fletcher

San Diego Office: (619) 338-8090
Capitol Office: (916) 319-2080

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