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Source: United States House of Representatives – Congresswoman Joyce Beatty (3rd District of Ohio)

WASHINGTON, D.C.— The House Democratic Majority is continuing to push forward on its ambitious ‘For the People’ Agenda, passing H.Res. 826, a resolution slamming the Trump Administration’s latest attack on the healthcare of millions of Americans, and the workers’ rights bill, the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act, H.R. 2474. A staunch healthcare advocate and strong champion for organized labor, U.S. Congresswoman Joyce Beatty (OH-03) applauded passage of H.Res. 826 and the PRO Act, saying:

“As Representative in Congress of Ohio’s Third Congressional District, I am standing up to the White House’s ongoing assault on the healthcare of at-risk Americans, including three million Ohioans—653,000 of whom gained coverage for the first time as a result of the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion. Similarly, I am standing with hardworking Americans calling for higher wages, better benefits, and safer working conditions. On both fronts, I was proud to join my Democratic colleagues last week to reaffirm our commitment to our nation’s workforce, seniors, children, people with disabilities, and most vulnerable citizens.”

According to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP), President Trump’s radical proposal to transform Medicaid into a form of block grants would cap federal funding and authorize coverage and benefit cuts. If fully implemented, CBPP estimates that five million people with disabilities, as well as tens of millions of seniors and children, could experience reduced care or lose their healthcare coverage entirely.

The PRO Act would guarantee American workers have the power to organize and form a union, strengthening their rights to negotiate on a whole host of workplace-related matters. The bill is awaiting further consideration by the U.S. Senate.    

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