US HealthcareLearn more about this issue →
With the failure of Republicans to unite around a healthcare plan, there may be the seed of bipartisan measures to stabilize markets in the Senate healthcare committee. This doesn't fix healthcare, but neither does it accept the administration's threat of ending cost-share-reduction payments and helping the ACA fail. Senator Durbin is right when he says it's time for both parties to sit down and solve healthcare.
Immigration ReformLearn more about this issue →
Soon after taking office, the President said we are only going to deport the bad "ombres". Now, after the deportation of hundreds of otherwise law abiding illegal immigrants, the head of ICE has announced that if you are a non-citizen without a good visa, you should be worried. People can rightly debate how we came to have 11 million undocumented immigrants, but this is not our country's finest hour.
Tax ReformLearn more about this issue →
Tax cuts, like Republicans propose, have never generated enough growth to pay for themselves. They want to greatly increase spending for defense and infrastructure while our country is also dealing with several natural disasters. And their plan is to lower revenues? We all want and deserve a simpler, fairer tax code. The Republican plan, however, is a very big role of the dice.