Following Abrupt Passage Of The ‘American Health Care Act’ In The House, Many Mohawk Valley Residents Have Called Brindisi’s Office Seeking Answers They Simply Have Not Gotten

Brindisi Will Deliver Report Of Public Comments To The Leadership Of The U.S. Senate

Brindisi: Forum Will Give Utica/Rome Residents A Chance To State Their Opinions & Deliver Questions

Amidst calls to his office concerning healthcare and the limited public forums being offered to discuss it, Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi will host a town hall meeting where area residents can pass along their concerns about proposed changes to the health care system.

The Town Hall takes place Wednesday, May 17th from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Ava Dorfman Senior Center, 305 East Locust Street in Rome. The Forum is for ALL area residents.

“Following passage of the American Health Care Act by Congress earlier this month, many Mohawk Valley residents have called my office to express fear about their health care coverage. This meeting will give people the chance to express their opinions and concerns about this very important topic. I will be compiling these comments to send to Senate leaders, as they continue reviewing possible major changes to the Affordable Care Act,” Brindisi said.

“If Congress’s version of the American Health Care Act becomes a reality, the impact on New York State could be devastating. Affordable health care is something every American should have access to, but this proposal is truly ‘Code Red’ for this country’s entire health care system. The state estimates that this plan would cost the state nearly $7 billion a year in Medicaid funding, and more than two and a half million New Yorkers could be deprived of the coverage they need. These cuts to Medicaid would also result in a very uncertain future for many of our hospitals and nursing homes. It is important to me to hear Mohawk Valley residents’ health care priorities to pass along to Senate leaders, in the hopes that this legislation that could be devastating to so many people never sees the light of day,” Brindisi said.

For more information on the town hall meeting, please call Brindisi’s district office at (315) 732-1055.

Constituents to ask Rep. Tenney to stop hiding
Donald Trump’s Tax Returns

Voters Demand No Tax Breaks for Trump and 1%

Congress has the power to release Trump’s taxes whether he likes it or not, but so far Republicans have put up a united front to help Trump keep his taxes secret. Eighty percent of Americans think that Trump’s taxes should be public including 64 percent of Republicans.

We’re demanding that Trump release his tax returns. We’re demanding that Congress reject his massive tax giveaway to the rich and corporations. We’re demanding an end to a rigged tax system that benefits the rich and powerful and Wall Street at the expense of struggling working people.

And we’re demanding increased investments for our kids, our families and our communities—not —not more cuts, not more disinvestments, not more neglect and not more shrunken opportunities.

WHO: Concerned voters in New York’s 24th Congressional District; Sponsored by the Cental new York Citizens in Action, Inc. and other groups

WHAT: A rally/press conference in front of Congresswoman Tenney’s office.

We will be demanding that Rep. Tenney take the necessary steps to release Trump’s tax returns and pass real tax reform that requires the rich and corporations to start paying their fair share of taxes

WHERE: 555 French Rd, New Hartford

WHEN: Friday, May 19 between 4 – 6 p.m.

Without Trump’s taxes it is not possible to determine how proposed tax cuts might personally benefit Trump or his business. They would also help determine whether the president has any potential conflicts of interest or is subject to the influence of foreign governments like Russia. On April 15 there were more than 150 tax marches around the country to demand Trump’s taxes. Democrats filed a discharge petition to force a vote on the Presidential Tax Transparency Act (H.R. 305), a bill by Rep. Anna Eshoo to require the sitting president and all future presidents
and presidential candidates to release their three most recent tax returns.

Questions: (315) 725-0974,

Please park in the Home Depot lot where you can walk over the grass to 555 French Rd. Please do not park in the lot behind the building at 555 French Road. Please stand in the 4 foot “free speech” zone near the road. Please stay out of the road and away from traffic. Please bring signs. We also need speakers. There is a flat area at the corner at French Road where folks can picket. You cannot picket in the parking lot. Do not take signs into the office. Stay out of the road. The area between the curb and four feet in is considered to be a free speech area (public property).

Rep. Claudia Tenney to host $500 per person campaign fundraiser at Trump hotel

By Mark Weiner |
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on May 16, 2017 at 11:52 AM, updated May 16, 2017 at 2:45 PM

Credit: Syracuse Post Standard,

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Claudia Tenney, an early supporter of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, has decided to hold a big-donor fundraiser at the luxury Trump International Hotel near the White House.

The $500 per person event at 3 p.m. May 22 is billed as a “Women’s Tea with Tenney at Trump,” according to an invitation obtained by

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., chair of the House Republican Conference, is listed on the invitation as the “special guest” at the event for the first-term Republican from the Utica area.

The invitation also lists a “suggested donation” of $5,000 for a sponsor of the campaign fundraiser, $2,500 for a host, and $1,000 for political action committees.

Trump’s $200 million hotel inside the federally-owned Old Post Office building on Pennsylvania Avenue has increasingly become the place to be seen for Republican Party politicians and lobbyists in Washington.

But the posh hotel has also become a lightning rod for Trump opponents and ethics experts who have raised questions about the president’s continued ties to his business empire.

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