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Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge Statement on Trump-GOP Rescissions Bill

WASHINGTON- Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge (OH-11) released the following statement regarding the Spending Cuts to Expired and Unnecessary Programs Act proposed by the President and Republican members of Congress, and being considered by the House today.

“This spending cuts bill proves Republicans care more about preserving tax cuts for the wealthy than protecting the health of our children.  This bill does not save money. Instead, it shows Republicans’ refusal to reinvest any surplus back into our children’s health, as we’ve done for years. In December 2017, they passed nearly $2 trillion in unfunded tax cuts vowing that the tax bill would help all Americans.  In March of 2018, a bipartisan funding bill was passed by Congress after Republicans promised to save children’s healthcare through the Children Health Insurance Program. 

“They have gone back on their word – twice.  Republicans are now proposing more than $7 billion in cuts to CHIP.  At a time when infant and maternal deaths are far too high, Republicans propose that children be denied healthcare so they can keep their tax cuts for the wealthy.  Republicans cannot be trusted.  Their word means nothing – not even when they make a deal for bipartisan funding. 

“Despite the President’s promise not to cut Medicare or Medicaid, he and Members of his party propose drastic cuts to both, attacking healthcare for the poor, the disabled and our seniors. The promise to create jobs is now an empty one with the proposal to slash funding for programs that create jobs, grow the economy, and strengthen our communities. 

“We were elected to work on behalf of all Americans. These cuts will hurt most of our constituents for the benefit of a wealthy few. This is not fiscal responsibility. It is bait and switch.”