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Sunday, November 5, 2017 11:13 AM

Republican Tax Bill Is A Disaster For Middle Class And Small Business

I will be honest with you. There are problems with our tax code. There are things that Republicans could have proposed in their tax plan that would have lots of bipartisan support. Did they do those things? No. They talked a lot of talk, but when it came to putting pen to paper, they caved to the 1 percent.


Tuesday, September 26, 2017 9:06 AM

Puerto Rico Needs Our Help

It has been almost a week since Hurricane Maria slammed into Puerto Rico as a category 4 storm, causing the worst devastation that the island has seen in 100 years. 

The 3.4M residents of the island are all US citizens, but it doesn't feel that way if we look to our President. Over the weekend, National Anthem protests at football games received the attention of President Trump, yet he did not tweet about Puerto Rico until Monday. In those Tweets? He reminded the people of PR that they owe a lot of money to Wall Street.

Why isn't Puerto Rico receiving more aid from our federal government? Why hasn't a disaster relief bill been signed, let alone introduced? What is our current Representative doing? Nothing is more important than helping all of our citizens, and it seems that PR has been forgotten. 

If this terrible tragedy was occurring in Ventura County, we would be in desperate need of

help, and our fellow citizens in Puerto Rico deserve the same.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 4:33 PM

70,000 Ventura County Children At Risk Because Of No CHIP Funding

CHIP, the Children’s Health Insurance Program funding will expire September 30, 2017. If Congress fails to extend CHIP, about 1.1 million children in the program could lose coverage completely, according to a study for the Commonwealth Fund by George Washington University.

This is unacceptable. 36% of children in Ventura County rely on CHIP or Medi-Cal for their insurance. This means if CHIP funding is not extended, over 70,000 children in the county could be without insurance. Congress needs to act now and set aside partisan bickering to make sure the most vulnerable members of our society are protected.

Committee to Elect John Nelson
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