‘Pro-Life’ House Republicans Cut $7 Billion In Funding For Children’s Health Insurance Program, Trump Cheers
House Republicans voted 210-206 to eliminate $7 billion in funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).
The “pro-life” party cut nearly $15 billion in previously approved unspent funding, which included the $7 billion for CHIP, notes The New York Times.
187 Democrats and 19 Republicans voted against the so-called rescissions package, which was pushed by “pro-life” GOP House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy:
President Trump’s spending cut request is a straightforward and smart way to trim a bloated federal budget.
McCarthy has been an outspoken opponent if health care for women as part of his “pro-life” platform, reported The Washington Post in 2015.
Trump praised the cut in children’s health care om Twitter:
The HISTORIC Rescissions Package we’ve proposed would cut $15,000,000,000 in Wasteful Spending! We are getting our government back on track.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 5, 2018