The GOP's budget will kill Medicare, Medicaid, and the ACA

On Thursday evening, the Republican majority on the House Budget Committee voted to pass the House Republican 2019 budget and rejected every amendment offered by Democrats in the process.

The budget, if passed into law, would devastate Medicare and Medicaid. The Hill reported[1] on Tuesday that the GOP budget "would cut mandatory spending by $5.4 trillion over a decade, including $537 billion in cuts to Medicare and $1.5 trillion in cuts to Medicaid and other health programs."

Of course, the GOP is also taking another crack at repealing the Affordable Care Act: "The budget also sets up a fast-track process known as reconciliation that could allow ObamaCare repeal to pass without Democratic votes in the Senate."

This is the Republicans' desired end game to their Tax Scam from last year: deep cuts in taxes for millionaires and billionaires paid for by deep cuts to the social safety net that millions of Americans depend on.

We need to flood the phone lines of our members of Congress so that they know how opposed we are to this hateful, hurtful bill. 

Call your Senators

Sample Script:

"Hi, my name is {NAME} calling from {CITY}, and I just heard that the Republicans in the House are trying to destroy Medicare, Medicaid, and the ACA with their new budget bill. I want {SENATOR} to promise that she will do everything she can to make sure that the Senate budget does not include these cuts, including shutting down the Senate by withholding consent."

(Background on withholding consent can be found in the More Info section.)

Call both Senators:

  • Sen. Patty Murray - 1-206-553-5545
  • Sen. Maria Cantwell - 1-206-220-6400

Call your Representative

Sample Script:

"Hi, my name is {NAME} calling from {CITY, ZIP}, and I just heard the the House Budget Committee passed a GOP budget that will destroy Medicare, Medicaid, and the ACA. I want to ask {REPRESENTATIVE} to fight this bill with every tool they have at their disposal."

Call one:

* Rep. Pramila Jayapal - 1-206-674-0040
* Rep. Adam Smith - 1-425-793-5180

Upcoming Events

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When: Saturday, June 30 at 10 a.m. Pacific
Where: Jackson Federal Building, 915 2nd Ave in downtown Seattle

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More Info

[1] http://thehill.com/policy/finance/393028-house-gop-2019-budget-calls-for-deep-medicare-medicaid-spending-cuts

[2] https://www.indivisible.org/resource/senate-withholding-consent-filibustering/