Since its passage in 2009, there have been more than 50 attempts to repeal, change or replace the Af
Since its passage in 2009, there have been more than 50 attempts to repeal, change or replace the Affordable Care Act.
And this week the Cassidy-Graham Bill is on the table with a rush to beat the Sept. 30 deadline that would require a greater margin for passage.
According to a CNN report, President Trump has signed just over 50 bills since he's been in office. "Many have been passed through the Congressional Review Act, which allows Congress to roll back regulations imposed by the executive branch, and are aimed at dismantling former President Barack Obama's legislative legacy," the report said.
But here's the breakdown:
*2 of the laws created new policy
*15 rolled back rules and regulations issued under Obama's administration
*10 had to do with designating something or working to create a new initiative
*11 changed or expanded existing legislation
*15 were related to government funding or operations.
Doesn't really sound very impressive, now does it?
Work needs to be done on the federal budget. Tax reform was a Republican campaign promise last year. Our aging infrastructure demands attention. Higher education costs keep increasing. And major parts of the nation are still reeling from the devastating effects of hurricane damage.
On the international front, tensions are higher than they've been in years and with North Korea's new nuclear abilities, we're closer to a World War than we've been in half a century.
Given those realities, I think the the time of elected representatives could be better spent Doing something, instead of continuously attempting to Undo things.