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 PelosiHouse votes unanimously to extend deadline for coronavirus small-business loan program Overnight Defense: House panel votes to ban Confederate flag on all Pentagon property | DOD report says Russia working to speed US withdrawal from Afghanistan | 'Gang of Eight' to get briefing on bounties Thursday OVERNIGHT ENERGY: House approves .5T green infrastructure plan | Rubio looks to defense bill to block offshore drilling, but some fear it creates a loophole | DC-area lawmakers push for analysis before federal agencies can be relocated 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 SchumerChuck SchumerOvernight Defense: House panel votes to ban Confederate flag on all Pentagon property | DOD report says Russia working to speed US withdrawal from Afghanistan | 'Gang of Eight' to get briefing on bounties Thursday Top intelligence officials to brief Gang of Eight on Thursday Over 1700 veterans ask Senate to pass statehood bill MORE (D-N.Y.), Sen. Debbie StabenowDeborah (Debbie) Ann StabenowSenators press IRS chief on stimulus check pitfalls Democrats warn Biden against releasing SCOTUS list Sheldon Whitehouse leads Democrats into battle against Trump judiciary MORE (D-Mich.) and Rep. Jennifer WextonJennifer Lynn WextonOVERNIGHT ENERGY: House approves .5T green infrastructure plan | Rubio looks to defense bill to block offshore drilling, but some fear it creates a loophole | DC-area lawmakers push for analysis before federal agencies can be relocated D.C.-area lawmakers push for analysis before federal agencies can be relocated Democrats rip Trump rollback of LGBTQ protections amid Pride Month MORE (D-Va.).

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The group is using its attendance at the address to push back against President TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse panel approves 0.5B defense policy bill House panel votes against curtailing Insurrection Act powers after heated debate House panel votes to constrain Afghan drawdown, ask for assessment on 'incentives' to attack US troops 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.”