Here is where we are, as stated by Indivisible:
Today is a setback, but we always knew the House would be tough for us. We were never supposed to win the House. It’s a majoritarian institution—the party in power sets the rules and decides what gets a vote. Everybody assumed that Trump’s lackeys would jam through TrumpCare in January and that would be that.
But it wasn’t. A bill that should have taken them days instead took FIVE MONTHS. And that’s because resistance groups across the country stood indivisible. We defeated the bill last month together. For months, we blocked the number one legislative priority of a unified conservative government. We proved how powerful constituents are.
And here’s the thing—this was supposed to be the easy part. To become law, this bill has to go through a 5-step process:
- Pass in the House
- Pass an amended version in the Senate
- Go to “conference“ to hammer out differences between the House and Senate
- Pass in the House again
- Pass in the Senate again
It took them 5 months to take the first, and easiest step – passing a repeal that they’ve passed literally dozens of times through the House before. The next steps are much harder – and we’re going to be there, every step of the way, until this bill collapses under the weight of its own lies and cruelty.
Get ready for next week’s Action Alerts!