Press Release ● Congress
For Immediate Release: 
April 25, 2017
Contact Info: 

Mariel Saez 202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today:

“Cost sharing reductions are and should continue to be permanent, mandatory funding. That is the law. While having clarifying language in the omnibus would be helpful, it is not a quid pro quo that Republicans are giving to us to get funding for a border wall or other partisan priorities. Republicans created this problem for themselves. President Trump can instruct his Administration today to make clear that the cost sharing reduction payments will continue to be made. If President Trump does not continue cost sharing reduction payments, or House Republicans succeed in stopping the subsidies in the courts, millions of Americans will be adversely impacted. Republicans know that and should recognize that continuing cost sharing reduction payments are something that they need to do for the American people – not as a ‘give’ to Democrats in negotiations.”