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South Dakota Democratic Party Statement on Today’s CBO Score of the GOP Healthcare Bill

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The South Dakota Democratic Party released the following statement from Chairwoman Ann Tornberg responding to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) releasing its analysis of the Republican healthcare bill:

“Today’s release shows again just how devastating the Republican healthcare bill – voted for by Rep. Kristi Noem – would be to the the healthcare of working families in South Dakota and around the country. 23 million people would lose their insurance – including 14 million people who would lose it thanks to the proposed $800 billion cut to Medicaid, which will disproportionately impact children, the poor, those in nursing homes, and those with disabilities. Older South Dakotans will pay more. South Dakotans with pre-existing conditions will be forced to seek coverage in expensive high-risk pools. Insurance companies will have the ability to place lifetime limits on coverage, even on those South Dakotans with chronic illnesses. As with most Republicans policies, the only ones who will benefit from this bill are millionaires and billionaires, who will receive a huge tax cut.”

“We know how Rep. Noem feels about this bill – she voted for taking healthcare away from her constituents, or at very least to make it worse or more expensive, to give tax cuts to the wealthy. Senators Rounds and Thune and Republican congressional candidates Dusty Johnson and Shantel Krebs owe South Dakota voters answers about where they stand on this cruel bill. Do they stand with Kristi Noem, Donald Trump, and the millionaires and billionaires who will get a tax cut from this bill, or with the hardworking families of South Dakota whose healthcare would be devastated by it?”

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SDDP Statement on President Trump’s Cruel Budget →

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South Dakota Democratic Party Statement on President Trump’s Cruel Budget

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The South Dakota Democratic Party released the following statement from Chairwoman Ann Tornberg responding to the release of President Donald Trump’s cruel and regressive budget:

“While Democrats are working to create more opportunity for working families to succeed, President Trump’s first full budget submission makes clear that he puts the interests of millionaires and billionaires like his family over the interests of working families. Trump’s plan would gut Medicaid, decimate college loan programs, loan assistance programs, andpublic schools, and make deep cuts to middle and working class tax credits, farm subsidies, rural development programs, and more – all to fund a massive tax giveaway to the wealthy. Senators Rounds and Thune, Rep. Kristi Noem, and Republican congressional candidates Dusty Johnson and Shantel Krebs owe South Dakota voters answers about where they stand on this backwards budget. Do they stand with the millionaires and billionaires who will benefit from this budget, or with the hardworking families of South Dakota who would be devastated by it?”

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Democrats Respond to Release of GEAR UP Audit Report →

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The South Dakota Democratic Party released the following statement from South Dakota Democratic Party Chair Ann Tornberg responding to the Department of Legislative Audit report of the GEAR UP program:

“This report shows in stark terms what we’ve known for some time: millions of dollars in taxpayer money intended for educating children was used instead for personal enrichment. Democrats have been fighting for more accountability and oversight in the use of taxpayer money for years, only to have our efforts blocked by the Republican majority in Pierre. We hope this report will motivate Republicans in Pierre to stop blocking Democratic efforts to end waste, fraud, and abuse in the use of taxpayer money and start working with us to make our state government more accountable.”

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Republican Candidates Owe the People of South Dakota Answers →

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Republican Candidates Owe the People of South Dakota Answers

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The South Dakota Democratic Party released the following statement from South Dakota Democratic Party Chair Ann Tornberg responding to Dusty Johnson’s “Campaign Kick-Off” tour in his campaign for the Republican nomination for South Dakota’s U.S. House seat:

“If Dusty Johnson, or his opponent in the Republican primary, Secretary of State Shantel Krebs, wish to serve the people of South Dakota in Congress, they owe us answers on where they stand on two very important issues. First, do they stand with the 78% of Americans who want an independent investigation of the Russian government’s interference in our election and ties between President Donald Trump’s campaign and the Russian government, or do they stand with our current congressional delegation in protecting a president who may have obstructed justice and admits he shared highly classified information with top Russian officials?”

“Second, where do they stand in the debate on the future of healthcare? Do they support the House Republican plan, voted for by Rep. Kristi Noem, which will cost ten of millions of Americans – including thousands of South Dakotans – their healthcare, which will raise premiums on older Americans, which will have disastrous effects on rural America, which is opposed by healthcare groups, and is only supported by 21% of Americans? Or do they stand with the vast majority of Americans in opposing this plan?”

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