Republicans Congress / Pharma / American

I can't remember this ever happening before. Republicans in Congress are encouraging pharmaceutical companies not to cooperate with an investigation into drug prices. Once again, they're siding with Big Pharma at the expense of the American people.

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(Keep thinking: I’ve a Masters in Public Health; wrote my doctoral dissertation on global efforts to tackle AIDS pandemic; co-authored a book on global health governance; teach MPH courses on health systems & global health & I’m not qualified to lead a national #covid19  effort.)

SCOOP: @SBAgov  awarded a $50M contract for coronavirus loan processing to a team including @RocketLoans . * ROCKET LOANS owner DAN GILBERT donated $750k to TRUMP's inauguration & $67k to the '16 GOP convention. ** Trump has called Gilbert “a great friend"

Reporters love to say it’s the role of the press to hold the government accountable. The idea gives them power. But it’s the role of the voters and their elected representatives to hold government accountable. It’s the job of the press to provide the public information.

Back when I was a White House correspondent, and when Sam Donaldson was before me, we asked aggressive questions. But we were respectful and almost never interrupted or argued with a president. @johnrobertsFox  and a few others still observe such customs. Too many now don’t.

Your health care cannot be tied to your employment. It has to be seen as a human right.

Trump’s dead of night decision to fire ICIG Michael Atkinson is another blatant attempt to gut the independence of the Intelligence Community and retaliate against those who dare to expose presidential wrongdoing. It puts our country and national security at even greater risk.

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The hero of this crisis is not the president of the United States, but the health care workers who are working each and every day to save lives.

“Success in this fight will require the full, absolute measure of our collective strength, love, and devotion.” Each of us has the power, through our choices & actions, to protect our fellow citizens & rescue the most vulnerable. We’re in this together.

@SBAJovita : "The President has put the nation’s 30 million small businesses front and center.” The #PaycheckProtectionProgram  is up & running, offering nearly $350 billion in forgivable loans to keep companies operational & their workers employed. More:

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To every health care worker in Canada, we say thank you. I’m reminding people again to #StayHome  this weekend to protect our front line workers.

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