The Senate reportedly plans to vote today on S.J.Res. 42, which would prevent the President from sending munitions (though not all military aid) to Saudi Arabia, so either use the tools in the upper right-hand corner of this page (or the bottom, if you're on a cellphone) to call your Senators and tell them to vote in favor of the resolution, or use the toll-free number provided by Just Foreign Policy, which is 1.855.686.6927. Saudi Arabia would use those guns in order to keep the people of Yemen starving, just as they've been doing with the guns we've been giving them for years, and keeping the people of Yemen starving also just so happens to oppress some of the world's most effective fighters against ISIS. Why, it's almost like that's the idea. But getting the Senate to actually debate policies that lead to other people dying is a good thing. When you're done with your phone call, Just Foreign Policy asks that you report your call here.
Meanwhile, as you might expect, Republicans in the Senate used all the hoo-hah over James Comey's testimony to get their precious health care bill sent off to the CBO, which means they're much closer to throwing more than 20 million people off their health insurance than they've been letting on. So you might well suspect that when you hear that far-right Senators want to scuttle the whole Trumpcare effort, they're just feeding you drama to catch you off your guard. So both Roots Action and Social Security Works help you tell your Senators to reject the Trumpcare legislation in any form. But you may just want to tell your Senators that while you've got them on the phone about S.J.Res. 42. And you may want to add that you know the Senate's reported plan to wind down the Medicaid expansion more slowly than the House bill would do is not even the "compromise" it's been reported to be. You might even say you'd rather expand Medicaid to include everyone.
But wait, there's more! The House passed the nefarious Financial CHOICE Act last week -- you know, the bill that would give banksters more choices in how they screw us over -- and now the bill goes to the Senate, so both Consumers Union and the Sierra Club help you tell your Senator to reject the Financial CHOICE Act. Or, again, you could append it to your phone call about Saudi Arabia and the Trumpcare bill. Seriously, if they're going to try to set everything on fire at once, then they can take a 90-second phone call instead of a 30-second one, and anyway it's their job. Republicans in Congress have made no secret of their hatred for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, or, indeed, for any regulations that actually keep financial predators from taking advantage of us, but they do seem to think that merely ventilating their hatred is somehow persuasive. Of course, as long as Democrats don't take on the banksters, as is the people's will, Republicans won't lose their jobs, which is about all that'll ever mitigate the harm they do.
UPDATE. Word on the street now is that the Senate will vote on S.J.Res. 42 tomorrow after 2 pm. Call your Senators anyway.