The decision by the House leadership to pull its health care proposal and not proceed with a vote is a reflection of the power that ordinary Americans have when we speak up.
This bill was misguided from the start. It was a giveaway of more than half a billion dollars to the richest of the 1 percent and big corporations at the expense of health coverage for working families, seniors and children.
It would have harmed millions of Americans as a result of the proposed cuts to hospitals, health care services, Medicaid and other coverage.
CWA members made thousands of phone calls just this week, demanding that Congress reject this sham legislation. Today’s action by the House leadership shows that our voices and the voices of millions of Americans have been heard.