December 11, 2017 Press Releases and Announcements

DPVA Chairwoman on CHIP Reauthorization: “Republicans Are Playing Politics with Our Kids’ Lives”

by Democratic Party of Virginia

Today, Democratic Party of Virginia Chairwoman Susan Swecker released the follow statement in response to reports that Virginia is sending out letters to 68,000 families today warning them that the state's CHIP program may be ending by Jan 31:

“Just when Republicans should be seeing the light, it looks they have decided to play Scrooge and kick Tiny Tim to the curb. Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress are literally about to sacrifice the health of nearly 200,000 Virginia children at the altar of their right-wing ideology. This is disgusting and horrifying — and a sad example of what happens when extremists are allowed to hijack the Republican Party. Let’s be clear: Congressional Republicans own this mess — and they need to fix it now.”