AFP-Virginia: Statement on Virginia House of Delegates Budget Offer

Mar 4, 2014 by AFP

Richmond—Americans for Prosperity-Virginia State Director Sean Lansing issued the following statement Tuesday after the Virginia House of Delegates again called on Governor McAuliffe and the Senate of Virginia to stop holding the budget hostage by separating Medicaid expansion from the proposed spending plan:

“We applaud the members of the House who continue to put people over politics by calling for a clean budget that funds priorities like public safety and K-12 education, absent more ObamaCare. It is reckless and irresponsible for Governor McAuliffe and 23 Senators to hold the budget hostage in an effort to try and further President Obama’s disastrous health care agenda. If, like its supporters claim, Medicaid expansion is the cure-all for the future of health care in Virginia, then they should embrace the policy and give it an up or down vote on its merits instead of jeopardizing the well-being of our schools and our communities.”

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