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"This bill, also known as H.R.3, the Elijah Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act, would dramatically change the power that the US government has to directly negotiate drug prices for Medicare recipients — resulting in more than $450 billion in spending reductions for the program over the course of a decade. These savings would be offset, in part, by costs tied to expanding dental, vision and hearing coverage for Medicare recipients, a policy change also included in the bill, according to an estimate from the Congressional Budget Office.
"Ultimately, HR 3 will mandate price negotiations on at least 25 drugs the first year, then a minimum of 50 every year after. It will also include even stronger penalties for companies that raise the prices of drugs at a rate higher than that of inflation."
On Thursday, Rep. Scott Perry (R-Pa.) called into question Ukraine’s strategic import, hinting the country’s value had been exaggerated by Democrats and “deep state” bureaucrats: “Okay, suddenly they’re a key strategic ally. I never heard that before the last eight weeks.”
Herein lies the problem. Ukraine’s supreme geostrategic and historical importance shouldn’t be in question, and it doesn’t have anything to do with partisan politics. It certainly didn’t during the Cold War or early post-Cold War eras. Politicians ranging from Dwight Eisenhower to Bill Clinton to John McCain all spoke publicly about the importance of Ukraine for U.S. national security. They understood, like statesmen and strategists had before them, that holding sway over its strategic territory, the pivotal buffer zone separating Western and Central Europe from Eastern Europe and Asia, was the key to becoming the trendsetting global power.
It would take whole a team of surgeons to implant a spine in U.S. Rep. Scott Perry.
This past week, the Carroll Township Republican flanked his mentor and House Freedom Caucus sibyl Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, as Jordan defended President Donald Trump's decision to abandon the Kurds in northern Syria. The move ensured a Turkish incursion into the region and a humanitarian crisis.
Days later, Perry offered a ham-fisted defense of the president's willingness to burn an ally and tacitly endorse ethnic cleansing.
In Hotline's first House-race ranking of the 2020 cycle, we spell out the 20 seats most likely to change party hands based on an analysis of candidate recruitment, fundraising, demographics, private and public polling, and interviews with top party strategists. Read more...
Perry in his tweet reiterated some of the sentiments expressed Monday by President Donald Trump, who laid the blame on the latest pair of mass shootings on the country’s failure to address mental health issues. "Perry, who has received near-perfect ratings from the National Rifle Association since being elected to Congress in 2012, has consistently had a strong pro-gun record. He has opposed major efforts to reform gun laws, even those that would have addressed mental health issues. Read more...
After more than 2 years, Scott Perry announced a town hall on Wednesday, July 24th, to be held at a small fire hall in Hummelstown, PA. Tickets "sold out" within 10 minutes of the email and facebook post going public. The four Indivisible groups of the 10th District issued a formal request for a venue change to allow for greater attendance, which was dismissed. Capital Region Indivisible, Hershey Indivisible Team, Indivisible York, and Cumberland Valley Rising joined together to picket the event, which had only 50+ ticketed attendees in a hall that accommodates 200, to be allowed into the event to ask questions of their district representative.
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Appearing on former Trump official and noted racist/alt-right Sebastian Gorka's radio show, Perry reiterated his attacks on Democrats for condemning Trump's racist tweets, and characterized Trump as “a phoenix from the fire came as a message from the Lord himself.”
After defending Trump's position on acception foreign help to get elected, Scott Perry votes against a bill that protects election security.
"The House passed a long-delayed aid bill on Monday that will send $19.1 billion to states and territories hit by flooding, wildfires, tornadoes, hurricanes and other natural disasters in recent months.The legislation passed by a wide bipartisan margin, 354 to 58, and now goes to President Trump.
"The approval of the Climate Action Now Act also constitutes the first time in nearly a decade that a major piece of legislation focused on addressing climate change has passed the lower chamber. That’s despite the warnings from climate scientists over that period about the perils of inaction when it comes to reducing climate-warming emissions.
Three House Republicans — Andy Barr (KY), Ted Budd (NC), and Scott Perry (PA) — voted against Thursday’s measure, even though they’ve vowed to protect people with pre-existing conditions. Perry has voted to repeal it five different times.
Scott Perry again voted in opposition to the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act. All PA GOP reps voted with the NRA, except for PA-1's Brian Fitzpatrick.
Tracking representative Scott perry in the age of trump
An updating tally for the 116th Congress from Nate Silver's 538 of what percent of the time Rep. Scott Perry casts legislative votes in agreement with the president.
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The state House voted Wednesday to eliminate a cash assistance program for adults with disabilities, those in treatment for addiction, and people fleeing domestic violence.
The 106-95 vote came after more than a hour of impassioned pleas from Democrats and at-times angry rebuttals from Republicans, who took offense to the framing of the debate.
“I know my colleagues care,” said Rep. Greg Rothman, R-Cumberland, after listing off existing benefits programs like food stamps and heating assistance. “This is about accountability.”
Several Democrats, including Rep. Matt Bradford, D-Montgomery, said they would welcome proposals from Republicans to prevent fraud and misuse of the program.
“No, this isn’t accountability,” Bradford, Democratic chair of the powerful Appropriations Committee, said. “This is cruel.” Read more ...
Republican lawmakers are refusing to commit to the millions of dollars sought by Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf to back up his demand that Pennsylvania's counties buttress election security by replacing their voting machines before 2020's presidential elections. Read more ...
It’s seemingly a legislative unicorn — a bipartisan solution that costs no extra state dollars and could save Pennsylvanians big bucks.That’s how Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf and leadership from both parties have portrayed a bill signed into law Tuesday to create a state health insurance exchange, modeled after the federal exchange created by the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.
In the wake of mass shootings in Texas and Ohio that left at least 29 people dead, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf calls for increased gun restrictions and targeting white nationalism. Senators Casey and Toomey call for federal legislative action. Scott Perry offered prayers without proposing any changes to gun laws. Read more...
Local GOP leaders have cited concern about Rothman’s conduct and the potential fallout from it, particularly Rothman’s use of county campaign funds to have the committee rent a headquarters office in a building that he partially owns.
"Rothman, who was recently named chair of the state House Republican Campaign Committee, has also come under scrutiny for focusing the county committee’s 2019 election efforts almost exclusively on Silver Spring Township’s municipal races, where Rothman has business interests.