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Entry Title Date
Concurrent Resolution On The Budget, Fiscal Year 2016—Conference Report May 5, 2015
Debbie Stabenow, D-MI
"We stand up for Social Security and Medicare. This budget has $430 billion in cuts to Medicare, and it doesn’t say where they come from. It is proposing a structure that would actually eliminate Medicare as we know it and turn it into some kind of a voucher system or some other kind of system that is not guaranteed care under Medicare. We believe in protecting Medicare and Social Security."
Concurrent Resolution On The Budget, Fiscal Year 2016—Conference Report—Continued May 5, 2015
Jon Tester, D-MT
"Under this budget, every penny proposed in the overseas contingency operations account—that is $187 billion—is going to be borrowed from China, Japan, Saudi Arabia, and others. The majority once again favors tax breaks for the wealthiest among us over plans to strengthen the middle class—a middle class that has been the envy of the world. But under this blueprint, the $2,500 tax credit that helps students with the cost of tuition disappears. The benefit under the child tax credit gets smaller, and American middle-class folks get squeezed. The majority continues to reward companies that ship jobs overseas instead of creating jobs right here in the United States. This budget drastically cuts and ends Medicare as we know it, and it opens up the door to the sale of our public lands."
Personal Explanation April 21, 2015
Raul Ruiz, D-CA
"This disastrous Republican budget puts an end to Medicare as we know it, turning it into a voucher program that makes health care more expensive and less accessible for seniors. Thousands of seniors in my district rely on Medicare, and this backwards budget proposal threatens the retirement security of seniors living in our desert and across the nation. Our priority should be to strengthen Medicare by reducing health care costs and improving patient outcomes."
A Balanced Budget For A Better America April 14, 2015
Glenn Thompson, R-PA
"Mr. Speaker, the critics of this plan have unashamedly claimed that Republicans “want to end Medicare as we know it.” Well, those accusations could not be further from the truth. Unfortunately, these nearsighted individuals have focused more on partisan attacks rather than looking at the long-term challenges that we, as a country, face together."
Concurrent Resolution On The Budget For Fiscal Year 2016 March 25, 2015
Robert Scott, D-VA
"You are not going to repeal Medicare as you know it. We have tried to repeal the Affordable Care Act over 50 times and haven’t been able to do it. It is interesting that they want to repeal the services but not the taxes. There are substantial cuts in Pell grants and increases in student loans. Transportation initiatives are just about zeroed out."

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