Gov. Andrew Cuomo held a news conference on Tuesday, March 21, 2017, to criticize Reps. John Faso and Chris Collins for pushing an amendment to the Republican health care plan that would shift counties’ Medicaid costs to the state.
WASHINGTON — House Democrats, hoping to capitalize on the demise of the GOP health care bill, will launch their first digital ad campaign of the election cycle on Monday, targeting 14 Republicans who voted for the bill in committees
Among those Republicans are Reps. Chris Collins of Buffalo and John Faso of the Hudson Valley, who serve on the House Energy and Commerce Committee and House Budget Committee, respectively.
The five-figure ad buy marks the beginning of a campaign against them that will continue through this election cycle, according to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, the campaign arm for House Democrats.
“This targeted ad campaign makes clear that every House Republican who voted in committee for this devastating Republican repeal bill will be held accountable from now through Election Day,” said DCCC Chairman Rep. Ben Ray Lujan of New Mexico. “Republicans knowingly voted for a bill to raise premiums and deductibles, slap an age tax on older folks, and rip insurance away from 24 million hardworking Americans. It’s critical that voters know where their representative stood on this legislation.”
The ad, “truth,” highlights Congressional Budget Office estimates showing that premiums would rise and 24 million people would lose coverage under the Republican plan while also pointing to higher expenses for those aged 50-64 and a tax break for health care company executives. A narrator, highlighting President Trump’s promise that “everybody’s going to be taken care of much better” under the GOP plan, says, “you deserve better.” It will be featured on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and…