Tuesday - June 27, 2017
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News releases, reports, statements and associated documents from politicians, candidates and interested parties - covering the U.S. political arena including state and national political parties.

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ODP Chair Statement on Democratic Senate District 45 Candidate's Field
OKLAHOMA CITY, June 24 -- The Oklahoma Democratic Party issued the following statement by Chair Anna Langthorn on the Democratic Senate District 45 candidate's field:

"One of the great things about American representative democracy is that almost anyone can sign up to run for public office-sometimes, this even applies to people with a history of abusive behavior toward women.

"As we learned the hard way this last election, sometimes they can even win. This should serve as a reminder to all of us how much our elections matter because decisions are made by the people who show up.

"The Oklahoma ... Show Full Article

TrumpCare Is a Glorified Tax Cut for the Rich
AUGUSTA, Maine, June 23 -- The Maine Democratic Party issued the following news release:

Today, Senate Republicans finally unveiled their health care bill. Maine Democratic Party Chairman Phil Bartlett released the following statement:

"No wonder Senate Republicans kept their health care bill hidden for so long. TrumpCare is simply a glorified tax cut for the rich that would be devastating for the people of Maine.

"Millions of Americans will lose their access to health care if TrumpCare passes. In order to give tax cuts to their millionaire friends, Republicans are willing to hurt children, ... Show Full Article

NV Dems Chair Issues Statement on McConnell's Permission Slip for Heller on Health Care
LAS VEGAS, June 23 -- The Nevada Democratic Party issued the following statement by Chair William McCurdy II on Sen. Dean Heller's press conference on the Senate version of the healthcare bill:

"Mitch McConnell may be handing out a permission slip for Dean Heller to vote no, but the fact remains that Dean Heller owns his party's destructive health care repeal effort.

"Dean Heller has been blindly voting with Washington Republicans to slash Medicaid funding and gut the Affordable Care Act for the past seven years, including a vote for more than $1.3 trillion in Medicaid cuts in 2015 - even ... Show Full Article

Happy Pride Month: Continuing Our March Forward
ST. PAUL, Minn., June 23 -- Minnesota's Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party issued the following news:

Hundreds of thousands of people from across Minnesota will gather this weekend for the Twin Cities Pride Festival. With a colorful parade, lively entertainment, and enthusiastic crowds, Pride's spirit is one of celebration.

And there is plenty to celebrate. Our state has been a leader in the movement to advance the rights of the LGBTQ community. Minnesota passed the Minnesota Human Rights Act in 1993 to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation -- becoming the first state ... Show Full Article

Congressional Progressive Caucus Stands with Port Truck Drivers on Strike for Fair Wages & Workplace Protections
WASHINGTON, June 23 -- The Congressional Progressive Caucus issued the following statement:

Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chairs Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) and Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) made the following statement in support of the Los Angeles Port Truck Drivers striking against wage theft and mistreatment.

Last week, USA Today published an investigation on the abuses of port truck drivers, who have been overworked with little pay and forced into debt by major corporations. These drivers say that they have been misclassified as 'independent contractors,' allowing companies to avoid paying ... Show Full Article

Come Heller or High Water: Where's Senator Flake's Courage?
PHOENIX, June 23 -- The Arizona Democratic Party issued the following news release:

In a press conference 298 miles away from Phoenix, Nevada's Republican Governor Brian Sandoval and Nevada's Republican Senator Dean Heller came together to announce their opposition to the Senate's version of Trumpcare.

In this joint announcement, Sen. Heller said, "I cannot support a piece of legislation that takes away insurance from tens of millions of Americans and hundreds of thousands of Nevadans."

What does that say about the more than 400,000 Arizonans on Medicaid who are on the verge of losing ... Show Full Article

3 GOP Govs Come Out Against Medicaid Cuts, Holcomb...?
INDIANAPOLIS, June 23 -- The Indiana Democratic Party issued the following news release:

By Friday morning, three Republican governors in states that had expanded Medicaid have come out against Senate Republicans' health care bill. Republican governors John Kasich, Brian Sandoval and Charlie Baker expressed concern over how cutting a program critical in the fight against the opioid epidemic would impact their constituents. Indiana Democratic Party Chairman John Zody questioned why Governor Eric Holcomb hasn't taken a similar position.

"Governor Holcomb knows HIP 2.0 specifically, and Medicaid ... Show Full Article