Issue: The Washington Post reported this week that “frustration is evident among House Democrats, with many increasingly convinced that Congress is functioning as a shadow of its former self, with rank and file largely bystanders as party leaders hastily assemble massive spending bills. More than a dozen told The Washington Post in recent days that the House was failing to meet its constitutional mandate amid an epochal global crisis, abdicating power to the Trump administration as the nation demands strong political leadership.” Part of the problem is that no progress is being made on allowing the House to meet and vote remotely. According to the Washington Post, many Democratic House members believe that House Republicans are slow-walking any rules changes out of political self-interest. They don’t want a more functional House, because that would mean a more powerful counterweight to Trump and a GOP-majority Senate.
Contact your members of Congress in the House. Demand a swift change to any rules that stop the House from quickly and effectively responding to the challenges faced by this nation as a result of the Corona virus.
Script: My name is XXX and my zip code is XXX. I am a proud member of Palm Beach Indivisibles. I demand that you put politics aside at this time of national crisis and take whatever action is necessary to allow the House to meet and vote remotely. We expect you to act so that you can effectively address the many needs of your constituents, including me, resulting from the Corona virus.
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) —202-224-2541 phone, (202) 224-2499 fax
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) —202-224-6542,(202)228-3027 fax
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)--(202) 225-4965 phone, (202) 225-8259 fax
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA)--(202) 225-2908