IN THE STATES: Dems Make Clear Americans Can’t Afford GOP’s Extreme Agenda
July 29, 2022
In the states this week, as we approach 100 days to Election Day, Democratic state parties across the country started to kick off “Too Extreme GOP” press tours and events to drive home the contrast between Republicans’ ultra-MAGA agenda of banning abortion with no exceptions and cutting Americans’ Medicare and Social Security benefits, and Democrats’ agenda of lowering costs for working people and protecting reproductive freedom.
- In Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania Capital-Star: Dems to launch statewide tour, arguing GOP is ‘too extreme’ for Pa. voters
- In North Carolina: The Daily Reflector: U.S. House 1 candidate calls opponent ‘too extreme’
- In North Carolina: WITN: State senator and District One candidate Don Davis in Greenville for NC Democratic Party tour
- In North Carolina: WNCT: North Carolina Democrats launch ‘Too Extreme GOP” Tour Calling Out Republicans
On Wednesday, 41 Senate Republicans voted against advancing the PACT Act — a bill that would expand health care access for combat veterans suffering from toxic burn pit exposure. Across the country, local news highlighted how Republicans took out their frustrations with Democrats working to lower drug prices on our veterans, voting to block veterans from receiving the health care they’ve earned.
- In Connecticut: Hartford Courant: Connecticut veterans await benefits as GOP stalls ‘burn pits’ bill in Senate
- In Florida: NBC Miami: Blindsided Veterans Erupt in Fury After Senate Republicans Suddenly Tank PACT Act
- In Illinois: NBC Chicago: WATCH: Jon Stewart Rips GOP for Blocking Funding for Veterans Exposed to Burn Pits
- In Montana: The Missoulian: Tester angered by GOP retreat from veteran’s health bill
- In Ohio: WKYC: Senate Republicans block legislation named after Ohio soldier meant to help veterans exposed to toxic burn pits
- In Ohio: Fox8: Democrats, activists frustrated as 25 Republicans flip vote for burn pits bill, stalling legislation
- In South Carolina: SC Now: Stewart, Dems call out GOP Senators over PACT Act
- In Texas: CBS Austin: ‘Political malpractice’: Republicans slammed for stalling burn pits bill
- In Virginia: WTKR: Watch: Lawmakers, Jon Stewart express outrage at Republicans’ vote against burn pits bill
On Thursday, Democrats sent the bipartisan CHIPS and Science Act – designed to make America more competitive with China, create jobs in the U.S., and help lower the price of goods – to President Biden’s desk, despite most House Republicans trying to block the bill and choosing to side with Big Pharma and China instead of voting to create jobs in America and secure our domestic supply chains.
- In Alaska: Alaska Public Media: Congress approves bill to boost US production of computer chips; Sullivan votes no.
- In Arizona: Phoenix Business Journal: State leaders say Arizona will emerge as a leading science and technology center thanks to Chips bill
- In California: Los Angeles Times: Congress OKs bill to aid U.S. computer chip firms, countering China
- In Georgia: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Georgia delegation splits on party lines as House passes computer chip funding
- In Idaho: KTVB: Passage of CHIPS bill boosts chances of Micron expanding into Idaho
- In Montana: Billings Gazette: Senate’s $280 billion tech bill benefits Montana businesses
- In New Mexico: KOB: New Mexico lawmaker touts new ‘CHIPS-plus’ bill
- In New York: The Batavian: Genesee County will benefit from $50 billion CHIPS and Science bill passed by Senate, Schumer says
- In North Carolina: Charlotte Business Journal: As CHIPS measure advances, North Carolina eyes potential economic development win
- In Ohio: Cleveland.com: U.S. House passes CHIPS Act that would fund Ohio Intel plant, sends it to Biden’s desk
And throughout the past two weeks, Vice President Kamala Harris has traveled across the country, calling out Republicans for their extreme anti-choice agenda and emphasizing that Democrats are the last line of defense when it comes to protecting Americans’ reproductive freedom.
- In Indiana: IndyStar: Vice President Kamala Harris Meets With Indiana Lawmakers On Abortion Rights
- In Indiana: FOX Indianapolis: VP Harris Gives Abortion Access Remarks Ahead Of Indiana’s Special Session
- In Indiana: WISH-TV: Vice President Harris Joins Indiana Democrats Push To Stop Abortion Ban
- In North Carolina: The Charlotte Observer: NC governor is ‘only line of defense’ against anti-abortion bills, VP says
- In North Carolina: The Carolina Journal: V.P. Harris talks about affordable internet access and abortion Thursday in Charlotte
- In Virginia: VPM: Kamala Harris makes pitch for abortion rights during stop in Richmond
- In Virginia: Richmond Free Press: Kamala Harris meets with Democrats in Richmond to defend reproductive rights
- In Virginia: WRIC: Vice President Harris discusses abortion rights with Virginia lawmakers in Henrico
- In Virginia: WTVR: Vice President Kamala Harris in Richmond