For Immediate Release
Monday, July 2, 2018
Contact: Brad Bainum, bradb@wisdems.org 

Nicholson Endorses $7 Billion Children's Health Insurance Cut

Does Leah Vukmir agree with Kevin Nicholson and support the Trump Administration-backed spending cuts?

MADISON -- GOP U.S. Senate candidate Kevin Nicholson is officially endorsing a $7 billion gutting of the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), in the form  of the Trump Administration's $15 billion so-called "rescission" bill that was last month voted down by the U.S. Senate, on a 48-50 vote.

"Yes, the President is right to say we don't need to spend this money -- take it back," said Nicholson, at an event last week, continuing, "The Congress is wrong to say, 'We want to spend it, anyway.'"

Does Leah Vukmir agree with Nicholson in backing Trump's proposed $7 billion cuts to CHIP?

The Trump Administration's failed rescission bill included deep cuts to vital programs that benefit Wisconsin working families:

  • $7 billion in Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) funding cuts;
  • Cuts to a program that funds states' Health Coverage Tax Credit, which helps workers who are laid off due to foreign trade get health care coverage;
  • Rural development program cuts; and 
  • Cuts to affordable and public housing investments.