Pelosi Statement on the Passage of Disapproval Resolution Against President Trump’s Attack on Medicaid

February 6, 2020
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement after the House passed H. Res. 826, a resolution expressing disapproval of the Trump Administration's harmful actions toward Medicaid in response to the Administration’s illegal Medicaid block grant plan to cap and slash Medicaid:

“President Trump’s illegal Medicaid Block Grant scheme is a direct assault on a critical lifeline for millions of families.  The Administration must not move forward to push Medicaid recipients off of lifesaving medicines, impose unaffordable premiums or leave vulnerable families exposed to catastrophic medical bills. 

“In the courts and in Congress, House Democrats are fighting to protect the right of every American to access quality, affordable health care.  While the President continues his all-out attack on Americans’ health care, Democrats are working to lower health care costs and the price of prescription drugs, protect individuals with pre-existing conditions and strengthen the pillars of health and financial security for every American.”