FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, April 27, 2017
Emily Fitzmaurice, Massachusetts Democratic Party, 617-939-0808
Massachusetts Democrats Work to Combat Trump’s Disastrous First 100 Days
Congressional delegation and local leaders continue efforts to protect residents and working families in the face of regressive Republican agenda
BOSTON – While President Trump fails to live up to any of his promises during the first 100 days of his administration, Democratic leaders and elected officials in Massachusetts are steadfast in their work on behalf of residents and working families and standing up to the regressive Republican agenda.
“We have a President who lies every day so it should be no surprise that his first 100 days have been chock full of broken promised to the American people and working families across the nation,” said Massachusetts Democratic Party Chair Gus Bickford. “Luckily, here in Massachusetts, we have a delegation focused on an agenda that actually puts our residents and working families first, not corporate interests.”
Recent highlights from the Massachusetts Congressional Delegation speaking up for residents and against the Trump Administration:
- Senator Ed Markey, a champion for those struggling with addiction, filed legislation to prevent fentanyl and other deadly opioids from being imported into the United States.
- Senator Elizabeth Warren continued to fight for students against Education Secretary Betsy DeVos agenda to privatize education. Video: https://www.facebook.com/senatorelizabethwarren/videos/741086466053849/.
- Congressman Mike Capuano continued his fight for internet privacy by making an impassioned speech on the House floor: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oxl6L3b3X6U
- Congresswoman Katherine Clark continued her leadership in making quality, affordable child care accessible for all families.
- Congressman Bill Keating authored a piece for his Democratic colleagues on the House Foreign Affairs Committee calling for a thorough investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.
- Congressman Kennedy called out Trumpcare for what it is – “an act of malice” that would strip health insurance from 24 million Americans and get rid of addiction and mental health services many rely on.
- Congressman Stephen Lynch spoke out against the federal hiring freeze and how it negatively impacted our nation’s veterans seeking to continue their dedicated public service to our country by entering the federal workforce. Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6oknyfbJC_g
- Congressman Jim McGovern continued to fight for those in need by being a strong advocate for food assistance programs and the 43 million Americans that depend on them.
- Congressman Seth Moulton advocated for people getting more involved in the public debate surrounding the misinformation campaign of the Trump administration, encouraging voters to continue to protest and stand up for what they believe in.
- Congressman Richard Neal introduced bipartisan legislation to strengthen the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit to help improve access to affordable housing for low-income individuals.
- Congresswoman Niki Tsongas stood up for science by introducing the Scientific Integrity Act, a bill that will help insulate government-directed scientific research from the influence of political pressure and special interests.
Here are some of the promises Trump has broken:
- Trump promised he would drain the swamp, but instead he’s filled his administration with billionaires, Wall Street bankers, lobbyists and the same Washington insiders he railed against during the campaign.
- Trump promised better health care that would cost less and provide more benefits, but instead he backed a bill that would have thrown 24 million off of their health care and driven up premiums for older Americans, all while giving tax breaks to the wealthy.
- Trump promised he would deliver for the “forgotten man,” but his budget would cut funding for vital services like job training, Meals on Wheels, and disease research to finance yet another tax break for the rich.
- Trump promised he would focus on manufacturing jobs. Instead, he proposed a budget that axes job creation programs, slashes job training, and defunds economic development.
- Trump promised Mexico would pay for the wall, but instead he’s trying to get U.S. taxpayers to pay for it in the latest government funding bill.
- Trump promised he would get tough on outsourcing and trade, but he has failed to stand up to China and continues to hire foreign workers at his resorts like Mar-A-Lago.