House makes huge breakthrough on Trump’s finances

Censure Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) for defaming Michael Cohen during hearing!


Today’s Action: Tell House Democrats to reject Republican legislation manipulation

Today’s Top Stories:

The House Oversight Committee gets the news it’s been waiting for about Trump’s financial records

The president’s terrible week took a major turn for the worst.

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One of America’s top Republican Senators demands the public release of the Mueller Report
The president and his party were blindsided by the influential Republican’s surprising call.

Take Action: Add your name to demand the release of the full, unedited Mueller report

Each year, the average American spends $1,200 on electricity from fossil fuels and thinks about it for 11 minutes

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Trump frantically lashes out at the New York Times over latest Mueller news

On Wednesday, Mueller’s investigators sounded the alarm. The next morning, the president called off his victory lap.

Both chambers of Congress team up to issue a historic bipartisan rebuke to Trump
The House joined the Senate to make history and to ruin the president’s worst plans.

FOX News humiliates itself trying to boost Trump’s imaginary “border crisis”

The president’s favorite cheerleaders tried to make things dramatic but only succeeded in looking like idiots.

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The NRA tried to block an updated Violence Against Women Act in the House — and failed
It now faces a fight in the Senate.

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FBI director says white supremacy is a ‘persistent, pervasive threat’ to the US
Trump gets checked on his racist lie by his own hand-picked FBI chief.

Today’s Action: Tell House Democrats to reject Republican legislation manipulation

Freshly ousted from power in the House, Republicans have quickly resorted to cheap and damaging tricks to both injure progressive legislation AND Democratic reelection campaigns.

A motion to recommit (MTR) is a last-minute amendment to a bill (sometimes literally minutes before a vote), that can be used by a minority party to stop legislation from moving forward. Republicans aren’t just using MTR’s to block good legislation — they’ve adopted a divide-and-conquer strategy that House Democrats must recognize and unite against.

If you have a Democratic Representative, call or email and tell them to stand united in rejecting all GOP motions to recommit because they are offered in bad faith, designed to hurt progressive bills, and trap Democrats into positions that open them up to future attacks.

The GOP has been strategic in their MTRs since January, choosing right-wing topics that sway centrist Democrats. For example:

  • In a bill strengthening background checks, 26 Democrats joined sides with Republicans and approved an MTR that requires reporting gun purchases by undocumented immigrants to ICE — a clear and unnecessary attack on immigrants.

  • While voting for the resolution to end US involvement in the war in Yemen, Republicans added an unrelated MTR concerning anti-Semitic language, and (fearing unfair retribution) Democrats approved it. The result? Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell used the MTR to block the legislation in the Senate…Republicans won that battle and the death toll in Yemen continues to rise.

Insincerely propping up a genocide to continue a mass killing? We cannot condone this – but Democrats have allowed it, thanks to the bad-faith Republican MTRs. Unless Democrats work as a caucus to publicly reject these efforts, we’ll continue to see bad results from successful GOP tactics.

If your Representative is a Democrat, email or call (202.224.3121) them and demand they stand united against all bad-faith Republican motions to recommit. Tell them we cannot afford our progressive legislation to be marred by their divisive tricks.

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition to censure Jim Jordan for defaming Michael Cohen, and check out the brilliant “Don’t Think of an Elephant” by George Lakoff — a quick read that contains the ultimate keys for Democrats to win elections — and arguments.


Required Reading for the Resistance. Actions that make a difference.