MassLive - US Rep. Richard Neal criticizes proposed $7 billion in cuts to Children's Health Insurance Program

U.S. Rep. Richard Neal, D-Springfield, took issue Tuesday with President Donald Trump's request that Congress rescind $7 billion in previously approved funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program -- a move which he argued would make it "harder for millions of kids to get the health care they need."

Neal, the top Democrat on the House Ways and Means Committee, slammed the president for offering a $15.4 billion rescissions package that seeks to cut billions in funding from the program that provides health coverage to nearly 9 million low-income children.

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Brian Muldoon