Doug Jones was elected to represent Alabama in the US Senate on December 12, 2017—but he won’t be seated until early January. The people of Alabama deserve to have their duly elected Senator vote on the Tax Scam, not a lame duck Senator appointed by a Governor that resigned in disgrace.
Remember: this is a bill that repeals a key feature of the Affordable Care Act, leaving 13 million more people uninsured and spiking premiums an extra 10%. It gives huge tax cuts to the wealthy and corporations while RAISING taxes on 83 million families. And it adds $1 trillion to the deficit, which will force deep cuts to Medicaid, Medicare, Social Security, and more down the road.
Both the House and Senate have to take one more vote on the final version of the bill that the Conference Committee produces. Your Senator should refuse to cast a final vote on the Tax Scam “conference report” until Doug Jones is seated.
Script for Senate:
Hello! My name is ___________ and I’m calling from zip code _______. I want Senator ________ to refuse to take a final vote on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act until the new duly-elected Senator from Alabama is seated. The people of Alabama deserve to have their voices heard and be represented by the Senator they elected. Keep in mind that Senator _____ helped Mitch McConnell keep a Supreme Court seat vacant so that “the people could decide.” Well, here the people have decided and their will should be respected. After Scott Brown was elected in a special election in Massachusetts, there were no further votes on the Affordable Care Act until he was seated. That’s the approach Senator _______ should follow here.
(If you speak to a staffer) - Please take down my contact information so you can let me know what the Senator decides to do. Thank you.
[IF LEAVING A VOICEMAIL: please leave your full street address to ensure your call is tallied]
Senator Richard Burr
Washington, DC: (202) 224-3154
Winston-Salem: (336) 631-5125
Senator Thom Tillis
Washington, DC: (202) 224-6342
High Point: (336) 885-0685