January 22, 2018 AAA

January 22, 2018 Dear OSTPDX, The Trump Shutdown ended today (Monday). What happened and what do we do now? First, it is important to understand that the GOP and Trump caused the shutdown. They control the White House, Senate and the House. And on their watch: -Republicans let bipartisan-supported CHIP funding expire months ago, threatening the well-being of millions of children. -Trump ended DACA, which protected 800,000 Dreamers, last September. Just last week he said “I’ll sign whatever bill they send me” to replace it, but days later, he angrily…

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January 8, 2018 AAA

January 8, 2018 Dear OSTPDX, It’s been 33 newsletters and only 2 skipped weeks since the first one came out on May 17, 2017. For a while, I’ve felt the need to cut back, to avoid the weekly grind from dulling too many of my senses. So, beginning next week, I will put out the AAA every other week. OSTPDX is looking for a volunteer to take over the job of putting out the newsletter on the off weeks. It’s a fun way for news hounds to stay abreast of…

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January 1, 2018 AAA

January 1, 2018 Dear OSTPDX, On December 18, we were worrying about whether Congress would pass the GOP Tax Scam and a continuing resolution that would avoid a government shutdown along with protecting Dreamers, victims of natural disasters, and children who depend on the Children’s Health Insurance Plan. A lot has happened since then! Forgive me as I take a little extra space to explain: Congress passed the horrible GOP Tax Scam bill and Trump signed it into law. It takes effect today. It is a horrible bill that will…

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