Congressman Evans Statement on “No Vote” on Continuing Resolution
Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-02) released the following statement after voting “No” on the Continuing Resolution brought before the House today:
“We should have never been in the position of shutting down the government; so first and foremost I want you to know that I firmly believe it’s our job as a Congress to keep our government up and running. Today, I voted “No” on the Continuing Resolution (CR) because it does nothing to address the needs of hard-working Americans who are proud to call Philadelphia and Montgomery County, our Commonwealth and our nation home. A budget is a priorities document, it outlines a clear path and plan forward and today’s CR does no such thing. Our neighborhoods nationwide face a very real health disparity crisis that must be addressed. The CR brought forward today fails the children and families in Pennsylvania who rely on the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) by neglecting to provide the necessary funding for our Community Health Centers, Disproportionate Share Hospitals and teaching hospitals. I have always been and will continue to be in the business of ‘doing no harm.’ It’s time for Congress to work across party lines and fight for solutions that move hard-working families in our neighborhoods forward, rather than backwards,” Congressman Evans said.
For a full list of health centers in the 2nd District, please visit: http://houseofreps.maps.arcgis.com/apps/View/index.html?appid=011427270f5045efb95942905e553a44
The Second Congressional District is home to a number of world-class medical institutions and federally qualified health centers like: Albert Einstein Medical Center, Chestnut Hill Hospital, the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Hahnemann University Hospital, the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Jefferson Health, Bryn Mawr, Lankenau Medical Center, Mercy Philadelphia Hospital, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, Roxborough Memorial Hospital, Shriners Hospitals for Children/Philadelphia and Temple University Hospital.
Since being sworn into Congress on November 14, 2016 Congressman Evans has spoken with medical professionals and patients to listen to their views and thoughts on our current healthcare system during his visits to numerous medical facilities, hospitals and federally qualitied health centers during his healthcare tours of the Second District.
Media Contact: Becca Brukman, 202-225-4001, Becca.Brukman@mail.house.gov