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Sewell urges Trump to work across the aisle on healthcare

Office of Rep. Terri Sewell

Tuesday, Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (D-Selma) urged President Donald J. Trump (R) to, “Work across the aisle to make real, positive change-to make health care more affordable and accessible.”

“I challenge the President tonight not to make empty promises,” Sewell said. “Work across the aisle to achieve real, positive change – to make health care more affordable and accessible, bring more opportunities to rural and underserved communities and unify the American people.”

Rep. Sewell released her statement on Tuesday just a couple of hours ahead of President Trump’s State of the Union address. Sewell has been critical of Pres. Trump. Sewell sits on the House Intelligence Committee and voted to impeach Trump, both in committee and on the House floor.

“Dr. Maya Angelou famously once said, ‘When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time,’” Sewell quoted. “The Trump Administration has showed the American people over and over what they stand for: stripping health care protections for the more than 2 million Alabamians with pre-existing conditions, slashing funding for hungry families and children, separating families, cutting taxes for the ultra-rich and supporting policies that make it more difficult for Americans to cast their vote on Election Day.”

“We will always protect patients with pre-existing conditions,” the President did say during the State of the Union.

Congresswoman Sewell represents Alabama’s Seventh Congressional District. Sewell is the only Black woman to represent Alabama in Congress in the history of the state.

Brandon Moseley is a former reporter at the Alabama Political Reporter.

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