The DCCC launched paid online ads today hitting House Republicans for voting to cut the Centers for Disease Control’s budget, which goes to fighting epidemics like Ebola, while protecting tax breaks for special interests.
The House Republican budget cut funding for the CDC, our country’s first line of defense against the spread of diseases like Ebola, while protecting tax breaks for big oil, the ultra-wealthy and companies that ship jobs overseas. These flawed priorities have real and dangerous consequences—as the head of the National Institutes for Health detailed Sunday, saying that: “Frankly, if we had not gone through our 10-year slide in research support, we probably would have had a vaccine in time for this that would’ve gone through clinical trials and would have been ready.”
“House Republicans’ priorities aren’t just out-of-touch, they’re dangerous – and in their fervor to protect special interests’ tax breaks, Republicans even used their first budget vote to cut funding for the CDC that protects us from epidemics like Ebola,” said DCCC Chairman Steve Israel. “Few issues better illustrate House Republicans’ out-of-whack priorities than their determination to protect special interest tax breaks, even when they come at the expense of our ability to fight the spread of diseases like Ebola – that’s why the DCCC is launching a national paid online effort to hold Republicans accountable for their dangerously misguided priorities.”
The DCCC launched the following web ad nationally: