Cornyn, Schumer, Baldwin

The short-term insurance CRA (S. J. Res. 63)

Senator Cornyn: (10:19 a.m.)

  • Spoke on AWIA.
    • "Mr. President, as you know this week we are considering an important piece of legislation known as America's Water Infrastructure Act, the most sweeping act to be considered by Congress this year. It will literally reauthorize billions of dollars of spending for our nation's ports, harbors, and waterways, and it will end wasteful spending on water projects that are no longer necessary. I want to thank Chairman Barrasso and Ranking Member Carper for spearheading had this legislation through the committee. Drinking water, wastewater systems, dams, levees, ports and reservoirs matter to every single community in America."

 

Senator Schumer: (10:40 a.m.)

  • Spoke on the short-term insurance CRA.
    • "Congressional Republicans repealed the coverage requirement causing an unnecessary and completely avoidable increase to premiums this year. And Republican attorneys general across the country, many now running for a seat in this chamber, filed a lawsuit that would repeal protections for Americans with preexisting conditions. Today on the floor, the Senate has the opportunity to put a stop to the relentless sabotage of our health care system. My friend and one of the great leaders in health care in this chamber, Senator Baldwin, has put forward a motion to repeal the Trump administration's rule to expand short-term insurance plans."

 

Senator Baldwin: (10:47 a.m.)

  • Spoke on the short-term insurance CRA.
    • "The Trump administration has been trying to do what congressional Republicans couldn't. They have been sabotaging our health care system and rewriting the rules on guaranteed health protections and access to affordable care that millions of Americans have today. This sabotage has created instability in the health care market, contributing to widespread premium spikes in 2018. This administration ended the critical cost-sharing reduction payments that made health care more affordable for almost 90,000 Wisconsinites. The Trump administration again slashed funding for outreach efforts to help people sign up for health care."