The US House of Representatives approves a $26 billion package. Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin touts the bill’s passage on Tuesday, saying it will preserve health care services for low income individuals and families, and prevent massive budget cuts in Wisconsin.
US Representatives came back from their August recess to pass the Education Jobs and Medicaid Assistance Act. Baldwin says “During this economic crisis, states are facing severe budget shortfalls, and without federal help, would have to take extreme action.”
Lack of federal action, Baldwin says, “would hurt our most vulnerable – our children, our elders, our sick, and our frail.” Under the bill (H.R. 1586), Wisconsin would receive $185 million in Medicaid (FMAP) assistance and $180 million to save and create education jobs. The US Senate passed the bill last week.