WOW. Boebert Votes Against Cancer Patients, Protecting Seniors and Indigenous Communities from Scams
Lauren Boebert was the lone Colorado Congressional delegation member to vote against these three widely bipartisan votes.
Denver, CO – In a late round of voting last night, members of Congress voted on a number of bills that are typically noncontroversial and provide an opportunity for lawmakers to reach across the aisle and work together. Issues such as preventing carbon monoxide poisoning, combating predatory scamming, and small business loans. Commonly referred to as “suspension bills”, they are bills that typically gain virtually unanimous approval, even in today’s Washington, DC.
That’s why it was shocking that last night, Congresswoman Lauren Boebert took eyebrow-raising ‘No’ votes against the bipartisan National Marrow Donor Program, the bipartisan Protecting Seniors from Emergency Scams Act, and the bipartisan Protecting Indian Tribes from Scams Act. She was the lone member of Colorado’s Congressional delegation to vote ‘No’ on these three bills.
With her vote against bone marrow transplants and the cancer-fighting properties they have, Boebert joined a very exclusive club of two as she and Georgia Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene were the only two members of Congress to vote ‘No’ on reauthorizing the National Marrow Donor Program.
David Pourshoushtari, Communications Director for the Colorado Democratic Party:
“Lauren Boebert has repeatedly demonstrated that she can’t work with anyone to get anything done. If there’s an effort — even a widely bipartisan one — to help people in her district, apparently you can count on Lauren Boebert to oppose it. It is unconscionable that Congresswoman Boebert would stand in the way of cancer patients’ access to bone marrow transplants and the cancer-fighting properties they have, and that she would actually oppose protecting seniors and indigenous communities from predatory scams. Supporting these issues have historically been widely bipartisan, so it begs the question what Congresswoman Boebert actually stands for besides herself?”
- Reauthorizing the National Marrow Donor Program is done through the TRANSPLANT Act, which has bipartisan cosponsors.
- The Protecting Seniors from Emergency Scams Act has bipartisan, bicameral support.
- The Protecting Indian Tribes from Scams Act’s original sponsor is Republican Congressman Markwayne Mullin from Oklahoma.