December 2, 2017
Press Statement in Response to Passage of Senate Tax Bill

In Ohio, the average SNAP recipient – likely a child, disabled adult or senior – receives $123 to help them buy groceries. The calls for cuts to programs like these are already being made, even as the tax legislation moves toward conference committee.

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November 28, 2017
Ohio's Plan for CHIP as Federal Funding Runs Out

LISTEN: Lisa Hamler-Fugitt says CHIP is a well-liked program and failing to keep funding it is essentially like cutting Medicaid for kids. "Why in the world would Congress, any member of Congress, put tax cuts for corporations and the wealthy above health care for children is just baffling."

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November 17, 2017
Press Statement: $1.5 trillion increase to deficit will lead to deep cuts to vital programs

"I struggle to see how this tax bill spells the 'tax relief to the middle class' that Senator Portman avows. What I do plainly see is how a $1.5 trillion increase to the deficit will lead to cuts to programs that millions of Ohioans need: SNAP, Medicaid, Medicare, housing assistance, disability assistance, Pell Grants, child care, Social Security and more. Nothing will be off-limits if this bill passes the Senate."

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