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DCCC: Rep. Jen Kiggans (R-VA02) Puts Thousands of Virginia Jobs and Livelihoods At Risk To Please Fellow GOP Extremists

"Kiggans’ vote to pass this disastrous GOP plan made clear to every single Virginian in her district that she is a real and dangerous threat to their jobs, their families, their health, and their safety"

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From the DCCC:

ICYMI: Kiggans Puts Thousands of Virginia Jobs and Livelihoods At Risk To Please Fellow GOP Extremists
“Kiggans…just voted to curb or eliminate a huge swath of government services that Americans rely on — and [her] constituents ought to know it.”

Highly vulnerable Republican Jen Kiggans just gave Virginia hundreds of thousands of new reasons to vote her out of Congress as soon as possible.

Despite admitting herself that the extreme MAGA Republican plan to hold the U.S. economy hostage would directly jeopardize the economic security of workers and families across coastal Virginia, Kiggans voted to pass the bill this week anyway.

From ripping away childcare options, stripping Virginia veterans of health care benefits, making Virginia seniors wait even longer for assistance with Social Security and Medicare, and even denying Virginians’ much-needed opioid treatments – the Kiggans-backed plan would leave virtually no Virginia community unharmed by her extremism.

“Jen Kiggans’ vote to pass this disastrous GOP plan made clear to every single Virginian in her district that she is a real and dangerous threat to their jobs, their families, their health, and their safety,” said DCCC Spokesperson Nebeyatt Betre. “The horrific damage she’s willing to inflict on her own community to advance her radical far-right agenda makes Kiggans completely undeserving to represent Virginia in Congress.”

Read more to see just how Kiggans put hundreds of thousands of Virginians at risk to please her extremist allies in Washington:

“In Kiggans’s Virginia, the legislation she just backed would strip tax incentives that go to the likes of Dominion Energy, which is building a $9.8 billion offshore wind project in her district. She also voted to ax solar and electric-vehicle incentives for hundreds of thousands of Virginians, and tax breaks projected to bring $11.6 billion in clean-power investment to the commonwealth.In addition, the bill she supported sets spending targets that require an immediate 22 percent cut to all “non-defense discretionary spending” — that’s border security, the FBI, airport security, air traffic control, highways, agriculture programs, veterans’ health programs, food stamps, Medicaid, medical research, national parks and much more. If they want to cut less than 22 percent in some of those areas, they’ll have to cut more than 22 percent in others.

According to an administration analysis of what the 22 percent cuts translate to, Kiggans is now on record supporting:

Shutting down at least two air traffic control towers in Virginia.

Jeopardizing outpatient medical care for 162,300 Virginia veterans.

Throwing up to 175,000 Virginians off food stamps and ending food assistance for another 25,000 through the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program Women, Infants and Children.

Cutting or ending Pell Grants for 162,900 Virginia college students.

Eliminating Head Start for 3,600 Virginia children and child care for another 1,300 children.

Adding at least two months to wait times for Virginia seniors seeking assistance with Social Security and Medicare.

Denying opioid treatment for more than 600 Virginians.

Ending 180 days of rail inspections per year and 1,350 fewer miles of track inspected.

Kicking 13,400 Virginia families off rental assistance.”

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