AFP Virginia: Statement on Clean Budget Agreement

Jun 10, 2014 by AFP


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Contact: Sean Lansing at or 703-201-5063

Arlington—Americans for Prosperity-Virginia State Director Sean Lansing issued the following statement today concerning reports that the Virginia General Assembly has agreed to pass a clean budget without Medicaid expansion:

“Reports that both houses of the General Assembly have agreed to pass a clean spending plan is welcome news for 8.1 million Virginians who rely on a state budget every year and a majority of Commonwealth citizens who oppose Medicaid expansion. We applaud the House of Delegates for remaining committed to a clean budget despite the pressures that were exerted by Governor McAuliffe’s Washington-style politics, and we commend the Senate for reportedly agreeing to work with their colleagues to avoid disaster. It is now incumbent upon Governor McAuliffe to sign a clean budget and to drop his threat of Medicaid expansion by executive fiat so that we can all begin the work of moving Virginia forward.”

For further information or an interview, please contact Sean Lansing at or 703-201-5063.

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