The New Congress: How it Plans to Cut…And How to Fight Back


December 8, 2016

The Affordable Care Act. Medicaid, Medicare, SNAP, SSI. Tax rates for the wealthy and corporations. The new Congress wants to repeal, restrict and/or cut all of these. How will they use their rules to try to carry all this out? And how will Senators who oppose these goals try to stop the cuts?
Join our webinar to find out.register-now-button-pilll-red-md

Friday, December 16, 12:00 noon ET (11:00 a.m. Central; 10:00 a.m. Mountain; 9:00 a.m. Pacific); 60 minutes.

Ellen Nissenbaum, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
Deborah Weinstein, Coalition on Human Needs
Moderator: Ellen Teller, Food Research and Action Center

What you’ll learn: The new Congress will try to repeal the Affordable Care Act in January, so President Trump can sign it soon after his inauguration, and enact some kind of replacement later. They will use budget rules to try to get the repeal done with a simple majority. Ellen Nissenbaum, a renowned expert on the congressional budget rules, will explain how the rules work, and what leverage points may exist for opponents. Some actions can pass with only 51 Senators; many others require 60 votes to pass. These rules affect the strategies over plans to cut/restrict critically important human needs programs, as well as gigantic tax cut proposals. Advocates need to understand the rules, to work effectively with congressional allies to hold off extreme proposals. Deborah Weinstein will talk about advocacy strategies we can use together.

Don’t forget to register here! And your colleagues, friends and networks are welcome. Please share this page on social media to spread the word!

After you register for the webinar, pledge to fight back against the dangerous choices being considered by the new Congress and new Administration. Sign our petition for individuals or our sign-on letter for national, state and local organizations. To see our SAVE for all sign-on letter with current national, state and local signers, click here. (list in formation)

Affordable Care Act
Budget and Appropriations
Health Care Reform
minimum wage
tax policy