Walorski Opposes Cuts to Children’s Health Insurance Program

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Walorski Opposes Cuts to Children’s Health Insurance Program

Votes Against Legislation That Would Cut CHIP Funding

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.) today voted against legislation that would cut funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), which Congress recently extended for 10 years.

“Congress needs to make tough decisions to get our national debt under control, but fiscal responsibility should not come at the cost of children’s health care,” Congresswoman Walorski said. “I do not support cutting funding for CHIP just months after we passed the longest extension in the history of this vital program. I was also concerned that cutting funding to fight agricultural disease outbreaks would hurt family farmers who depend on these efforts. We must cut wasteful spending and be good stewards of taxpayer dollars, but we must do so in ways that do not harm Hoosier families.”

BACKGROUND

Walorski voted against H.R. 3, which would cut $5.1 billion from the Children Health Insurance Fund and $148 million from the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.

In February, Congress passed the Bipartisan Budget Act (H.R. 1892) with Walorski’s support. The legislation, which President Trump signed into law, established long-term funding levels and extended CHIP funding for 10 years.

Walorski represents the 2nd Congressional District of Indiana, serving as a member of the House Ways and Means Committee.

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