(From Indivisible Austin)
Here are instructions from our friends at Community Catalyst:
Working against the September 30th deadline for the budget reconciliation instructions, Senate republicans are trying once again to ram a repeal bill through the Senate. After some members of the Senate called for regular order – a public process with committee hearings, expert testimony and opportunity to offer amendments – the Senate Finance Committee will meet on Monday, September 25th at 2:00pm EDT in a hastily thrown together attempt at “regular order.” However, without a full CBO score detailing the impact on how many consumers will lose coverage and with no time for actual debate, this hearing is nothing more than a distraction from what is really happening: the latest attempt to gut Medicaid and strip health care from millions of Americans.
The hearing record needs to be filled with strong statements of opposition from organizations and individuals!
- Draft comments detailing the harmful effects of the Graham-Cassidy bill.
- At the committee’s request, be sure to submit comments with the following formatting instructions: a typewritten, single-spaced statement, not exceeding 10 pages in length, with title and date of the hearing and the full name and address of the individual or organization on the first page of the statement.
- Email to GCHcomments@finance.senate.gov by 12pm CDT on Sept. 25.
- We recommend that you also provide a copy of the letter to your own Senators.