As the news is filled the latest outrageous Trump Tweet or the latest in the ongoing saga about the connections among Pres. Trump, his administration and Russia, it is easy to get distracted from something very important–policy.
Policy was barely covered during the campaign. ABC, CBS and NBC allotted only 32 minutes of policy coverage from the start of 2016 until roughly the end of October. Unfortunately, the minimal policy coverage may be continuing after the election. Here is a list of 10 bad bills that been introduced in the 115th Congress:
HR 83 Mobilizing Against Sanctuary Cities Bill
HR 147 Criminalizing Abortion (“Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act”)
HR 354 Defund Planned Parenthood
HR 370 Repeal Affordable Care Act
HR 610 Vouchers for Public Education
HR 785 National Right to Work (this one ends unions)
HR 808 Sanctions against Iran
HR 861 Terminate the Environmental Protection Agency
HR 899 Terminate the Department of Education
HJR 69 Repeal Rule Protecting Wildlife
These bills indicate that we must keep a focus on policy.