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ROSEN: HOUSE-PASSED REPUBLICAN BUDGET WILL HURT NEVADA’S MIDDLE CLASS FAMILIES

October 26, 2017
Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, Congresswoman Jacky Rosen (NV-03) released the following statement after voting against concurring in the Senate amendment to the House Republicans’ FY2018 budget resolution, H.Con. Res 71, which narrowly passed the House by a vote of 216 to 212, with 20 Republicans voting against the resolution.
 
“I’m deeply disappointed to see Republican leadership force through this budget that will hurt Nevada’s middle class families,” said Rosen. “This partisan legislation supports deep cuts to vital educational programs including Pell Grants and student loan assistance that help Nevada families cover rising tuition costs. This spending plan also undermines any attempt for Democrats to work with Republicans to protect our health care system, proposing to slash Medicare and Medicaid by a combined $1.5 trillion over the next decade. I will continue to speak out to protect funding for these important federal programs, and I will work in a bipartisan fashion to advocate for policies that help improve the lives of Nevada’s working families.”
 

BACKGROUND:

 

Health Care

  • Medicare: The GOP budget proposes slashing Medicare by $473 billion over 10 years, undermining American seniors’ health security.

  • Medicaid: The GOP budget contains plans to make devastating cuts to Medicaid, slashing it by $1 trillion over the next 10 years.  

 

Educational Programs

  • Higher Education: The GOP budget proposes slashing Pell Grants by more than $100 Billion, making college less affordable for nearly 8 million working-class students.  

  • Head Start: The GOP budget supports eliminating Head Start services for 25,000 children in an average year by cutting the program by $3 billion.

 

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