Senate creates major new headache for Trump

Tell Mitch McConnell: Join Democrats in anti-corruption rules or be complicit in the president's crimes!


Today’s action: Tell the House to pass H.R. 1 and release Trump’s tax returns!

Today’s Top Stories:

The Senate delivers a sharp rebuke and creates a major new headache for Trump

Congress is growing impatient with the Republican president’s shenanigans and made sure he knows it.

Take Action: Add your name to demand McConnell allow a vote on the bipartisan bill to stop Trump from firing Special Counsel Mueller!

Steve Scalise attacks Ocasio-Cortez for her tax proposals and it backfires in humiliating fashion
The #2 House Republican tried to school the young Democrat but she cleverly turned the tables on him.

People in all 50 states are defying Trump’s efforts to undo Obama’s climate saving legacy with this online service

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Trump is asked about the pain that unpaid federal workers are feeling, and his answer is disgusting

The workers struggling to make ends meet thanks to his wall tantrum are NOT going to be happy to hear this.

Take Action: Sign the petition to stop paying Trump and Congress until Republicans reopen the government!

A former Trump adviser makes a startling admission about the president’s mental state
This explains EVERYTHING!

Trump asks the one question on everyone’s mind, but there’s a problem

Trump shows how terrified he is of the multiple investigations he now faces.

Trump adds list of ransom demands to reopen government
With Americans suffering President ‘Deals’ came to the table and made things worse.

Take Action: Urge Speaker Pelosi & Sen. Schumer hold firm. Don’t fund Trump’s stupid border wall!

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Today’s action: Tell the House to pass H.R. 1 and release Trump’s tax returns!

H.R. 1, the very first piece of legislation introduced to the new House, is a sweeping piece of government accountability and democracy reform. It’s so big that we’ll spend several actions over the next week breaking it down for the OD Action community…

…starting with Donald Trump’s tax returns.

H.R. 1 focuses on strengthening the financial ethics of our leaders, providing much-needed transparency into their personal financial interests. This begins with requiring that presidential and vice-presidential candidates release 10 years of tax returns, which would then be posted for public viewing and examination for conflict of interest.

Can we get a “yes, please” on H.R. 1?

Call or email your Representatives and ask them to co-sponsor and pass H.R. 1 quickly. Tell them you fully approve of financial transparency and anti-corruption for ALL our leaders.

H.R. 1 goes beyond Trump’s tax returns in establishing financial ethics:

  • It stops “revolving door” politics that allow corporate lobbyists to influence legislation, and former politicians to quickly slide into well-paid influencer positions;

  • It prevents tax-payer money from being used to settle sexual harassment cases or purchase first-class tickets;

  • It includes the Supreme Court, so that all three branches of federal government can be held to the same high standards of ethical code and takes measures to ensure that no official will be above the law.

We want H.R. 1 passed in full — without being watered down — to help Democrats crack down on rampant corruption in Washington.

And if your Representative is a Republican, remind them that it was Trump, after all, who campaigned to “drain the swamp.” Two years later, isn’t it time for the GOP start cleaning up the muck?

Email or call (202.224.3121) your Representatives and ask them to co-sponsor H.R. 1 without watering it down. Government transparency and anti-corruption is good for everyone.

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition calling on McConnell and Senate Republicans to sign on to Democrats’ anti-corruption legislation, 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.