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House Votes for a Budget that Will Lead to Massive Medicare and Medicaid Cuts

Oct 29, 2017

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House Votes for a Budget that Will Lead to Massive Medicare and Medicaid Cuts While Providing Tax Breaks for the Wealthy

The U.S. House voted 216-212 on Thursday (10/26/17)  to pass the same destructive 2018 budget that the U.S. Senate approved last week. Representatives did not offer any amendments to the resolution. See how your rep voted - click here.

The budget will lead to cuts of nearly $500 billion from Medicare and more than $1 trillion from Medicaid over the next 10 years, and paves the way for massive tax breaks for the rich. It will also add $1.5 trillion to the federal deficit.

"The government's disregard for citizens, particularly older Americans, is palpable in this budget. Gutting much-needed safety nets for average Americans so that billionaires and corporations can line their pockets is beyond cruel," said Richard Fiesta, executive director of the Alliance.

With passage of the 2018 budget, Republican leaders say this will turn to so-called tax "reform." House Republicans will release their tax bill on November 1, but some details have already emerged, and many middle class taxpayers will pay more. Click to see how families in your state may be affected.

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With the unveiling of the Republican tax bill set for November 1, and a U.S. House vote that could happen as early as November 13, the time to call your representative now.

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