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House Dems Shatter Fundraising Record on GOP Agenda 'Urgency'



    House Dems Shatter Fundraising Record on GOP Agenda 'Urgency'
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    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., holds a news conference at the U.S. Capitol, March 24, 2017, in Washington, D.C., following news of GOP lawmakers pulling a proposed health care bill meant to replace the Affordable Care Act.

    House Democrats usually kick the year's fundraising off pretty slowly, but the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee raised $31 million in the first three months of 2017, NBC News reported.

    The committee, the campaign arm of House Democrats, was buoyed by a wave of online contributions, including 121,000 new donors, according to the group.

    "Our record-breaking fundraising is a clear reflection of the urgency that people have towards fighting back against a reckless Republican agenda, including ongoing efforts to rip apart the Affordable Care Act," DCCC spokesman Tyler Law said, adding that it "provides another clear sign that the grassroots energy is behind House Democrats this cycle."

    It's not the only evidence that President Donald Trump has been a boon for Democratic fundraising efforts.

    Senate Releases Health Care Bill

    [NATL] Senate Releases Health Care Bill

    U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell released the GOP's health care overhaul on Thursday. The 142-page proposal includes massive cuts to Medicaid, cuts in taxes for the wealthy and defunding of Planned Parenthood for at least one year. The Congressional Budget Office has not had a chance to score the Senate's bill yet. Under the House bill, the CBO found found that 23 million Americans would lose their   coverage by 2026.

    (Published Thursday, June 22, 2017)