Pelosi invites head of disability advocacy group to State of the Union

Pelosi invites head of disability advocacy group to State of the Union
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Elena Hung, president of the disability advocacy group Little Lobbyists, will attend Tuesday evening’s State of the Union address as a guest of Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiPelosi calls for investigation into reports of mistreatment of pregnant women in DHS custody Wisconsin highlights why states need a bipartisan plan that doesn't include Democrats federalizing elections Pelosi defends push for mail-in voting: GOP 'afraid' to let people vote MORE (D-Calif.), Hung confirmed on Twitter.

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In addition to Hung and her daughter Xiomara, three other families associated with the group, which advocates for children with complex medical needs, will attend the address as guests of Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerHarris, Ocasio-Cortez among Democrats calling for recurring direct payments in fourth coronavirus bill House Republicans, key administration officials push for additional funding for coronavirus small business loans Rep. Massie threatens to block next relief bill, calls for remote voting MORE (D-N.Y.), Sen. Debbie StabenowDeborah (Debbie) Ann StabenowCoronavirus crisis scrambles 2020 political calculus Coronavirus stimulus talks hit setback as crisis deepens Democrats call for stimulus to boost Social Security benefits by 0 a month MORE (D-Mich.) and Rep. Jennifer WextonJennifer Lynn WextonDemocratic lawmaker calls for Peace Corps, Americorps volunteers to be eligible for unemployment benefits Black voters propel Biden to big wins in Virginia, NC, Alabama Biden notches major win in Virginia primary MORE (D-Va.).

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The group is using its attendance at the address to push back against President TrumpDonald John TrumpSanders says he wouldn't 'drop dead' if Trump decided on universal healthcare Overnight Health Care: Trump officials lay groundwork for May reopening | Democrats ramp up talks with Mnuchin on next relief deal | Fauci says death toll could be around 60,000 Hillicon Valley: State officials push for more election funds | Coronavirus surveillance concerns ramp up pressure for privacy bill | Senators warned not to use Zoom | Agencies ask FCC to revoke China Telecom's license MORE’s claims that he had preserved the Affordable Care Act’s protections for pre-existing conditions, contrasting it with the administration’s ongoing lawsuit against the law.

Stabenow released a video of her own with her guest Andrea Pietrowsky of Grosse Point, saying she was “desperately concerned” about the Trump administration’s health care policies.

Citing her daughter Louisa, who was born in 2014 with a rare cardiac condition, Pietrowsky noted that while her daughter is “thriving and enjoying her childhood,” she added “it does scare me to think what would happen if the ACA is repealed.”

“The bottom line is we want doctors and families making medical decisions,” added Stabenow. “We don’t want to go back to the bad old days where it was all about insurance companies trying to save money and not wanting to cover people.”