VIDEO: Lowey, Pelosi, House Democrats, MomsRising Advocates Hold Press Conference on Impact of GOP Tax Plan on Children and Families
WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-NY17/Rockland-Westchester), Ranking Member on the House Appropriations Committee, today joined Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, House Democrats, and MomsRising Advocates at a press conference in Washington, DC, on the negative impact of the Republican tax plan on children and families.
“The GOP tax scam showers gifts on corporations at the expense of children and families,” said Congresswoman Lowey. “With this tax scam, Republicans are once again taking steps that would result in 13 million fewer Americans having health insurance, premiums on millions of families would increase by as much as 10 percent, and more children would be uninsured, preventing them from receiving the routine care critical to healthy development.
“This bill would explode the deficit, which Republicans will use as an excuse to slash investments like Medicaid and school meals, and discretionary investments like Head Start, child care, and early childhood education,” Congresswoman Lowey continued. “Republicans are pushing a tax bill that will cost $1 trillion-plus but have refused to fund the Children’s Health Insurance Program, which costs $14 billion—about 1 percent of the tax proposal’s cost. The tax scam will harm every facet of our country, and would be catastrophic for investments in our future. Republicans should abandon conferencing this dangerous bill and put it in the garbage where it belongs.”
Congresswoman Lowey has been a leading voice in Congress against the Republican tax plan. In November, she joined caregivers, Realtors, and other Hudson Valley taxpayers at a press conference in White Plains to discuss the devastating impact of the House Republican tax plan on middle-class Hudson Valley residents.