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That time John McCain saved Obamacare:

I remember it like it was yesterday, and I know you do, too.

It was July 2017. Donald Trump and the Republicans were sure that they finally had the votes to repeal Obamacare.

After dozens of failed attempts, it was going to finally be the day they would crush Barack Obama's signature achievement, and much worse, tear affordable health care coverage away from millions of Americans.

And then... just before 2 a.m.... John McCain walked to the well of the Senate, turned his thumb to the floor, and voted No. On a 51-49 vote, the Affordable Care Act survived.

It's been almost five years. In that time, we've faced down a global pandemic. Over 79 million Americans got sick with COVID and nearly a million died in this country alone.

Our health care system has been pushed to the brink and we've watched our brave nurses and doctors fight with everything they have to save as many lives as they can. 31 million Americans now rely on Obamacare for affordable health coverage.

And yet, after all that, what's the big new Republican idea on health care?

You guessed it. They want to repeal Obamacare.


We're not going to let them. We're going to organize with everything we've got, and we're going to make sure that we hang on to our majorities this fall.

Here's what I need from you. I need you to chip in $19 right now to help us build the grassroots coalition we need to win this fight.

We don't have a moment to spare. I'm counting on you. 31 million Americans are counting on you. Chip in now.


Posted on March 17, 2022.

Born in the small town of Myrtle Creek, Oregon, Jeff Merkley has never lost touch with his working class roots.

As a U.S. Senator, he works every day to create opportunity for working families, stop the corruption of our democracy, and tackle the climate crisis.

A workhorse and a progressive champion, Jeff Merkley is leading a movement to get our country back on track.

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