The Sprint/T-Mobile merger remains a bad deal for American consumers. It will cost jobs, drive down wages, and hike prices for working families – disproportionately impacting low-income people and communities of color. The cosmetic changes offered by the companies do little to address our underlying concerns about the impact of this deal on workers and consumers, including the tens of millions of rural Americans who will be locked out of reliable high-speed wireless service.
We strongly oppose the new rule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services that singles out home health workers to deny them their fundamental right to support their union and collectively bargain for retirement and health care benefits. Make no mistake: this is a direct attack on home health workers – disproportionately low-income and minority women – who do the heroic work of caring for seniors and people with disabilities in their own homes.
President Trump should heed the constitution and refrain from promoting regime change in another sovereign country. Additionally, it is clearer than ever that Congress must do its job to prevent this administration from engaging in illegal, ill-advised and open-ended wars.
We are pleased that leadership has decided to postpone floor consideration of a budget caps agreement until we can address some of the persistent and deep-seated concerns of progressives. The outcome today allows us to develop a stronger proposal that fulfills our promise to invest in communities and families.