‘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:

(Sources: The New York Times, The Washington Post, Donald Trump/Twitter)

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