Watch Live: Florida Residents Demand Freedom Caucus Member Resist Trump's Budget Cuts

The conservative House Freedom Caucus played a pivotal role in defeating the American Health Care Act last month, Republicans' replacement for Obamacare. Florida Congressman Ted Yoho was among them.


Yoho, who represents Florida's 3rd congressional district, is hosting a town hall meeting at the Abraham Lincoln Middle School in Gainesville, Florida on April 10. A local Indivisible chapter is attending, ready for Trump's big budget showdown, now that the resistance won the healthcare fight.

"Our ideal outcome of this town hall is to generate an open and honest dialogue with Representative Yoho," Joy Pitts Chapter Lead Indivisible Gainesville told AlterNet. "There are issues that we can work together on, especially when it comes to President Trump’s agenda."

Pitts anticipates many of the 300+ attendees will question Yoho's voting record and remarks made last month regarding House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes. However, President Trump’s so-called “Skinny Budget" is also a key issue for Yoho's district. 

"The University of Florida received $724 million in research awards in the 2015–2016 financial year," Pitts explained. "Approximately $451 million came from federal agencies. These agencies include the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Science Foundation, and Department of Education—all of which stand to have their budgets severely slashed in President Trump’s proposed budget."

Indivisible Nassau and Indivisible Gainesville are also in the midst of planning a statewide rally at Florida Senator Marco Rubio's office in Jacksonville, Florida on Tax day (April 18) in protest of President Trump's refusal to release his tax returns.

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