The news outlets are all reporting that Senator John McCain will vote NO on the Graham Cassidy bill.

We still need other confirmed NO votes, but this is a great development. Senator McCain shares that he cannot support the bill without a full analysis from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and a bipartisan process.

Senator John McCain said he wouldn't vote for the Obamacare repeal bill, joining two other Republicans and appearing to end the bill's chances

Mr. McCain, who killed the previous repeal effort with his dramatic “no” vote in July, released a statement saying he would not support the latest proposal, by Senators Bill Cassidy of Louisiana and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, who is Mr. McCain’s closest friend in the Senate.


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Barbara, Wini & JR

Justice Center Report Released

Provider groups, including COPA, have issued a report calling for a review and refocusing of the New York State Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs (“Justice Center”). The report, “The Justice Center: Opportunity Missed,” is based on responses to a survey from 119 organizations across the state that provide supports and services for people with disabilities. Please click on the link below to read the report.

Click on the graphic to the right to read the report.