Republican U.S. Senate candidate Bob Hugin is urging Members of Congress to vote against President Trump’s rescissions package that he says would cut $7 billion in federal funds for New Jersey.
“I would not support cutting money from any program that takes money away from New Jersey. We’re already 50 out 50 in what we get back from Washington as a percentage of what we send there, and to have New Jersey taxpayers further burdened by the federal government is unacceptable,” Hugin said. “As Senator, I will be an independent voice who will always put the people and interests of New Jersey above party and politics.”
Among the proposed cuts in the rescissions package are $7 billion from the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and $107 million from funding for Hurricane Sandy relief.