So, Leah Vukmir Wants To Be On The HELP Committee

Oct 07, 2018

For Immediate Release
Sunday, October 7, 2018
Contact: Brad Bainum, bradb@wisdems.org

So, Leah Vukmir Wants To Be On The Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee
Vukmir’s record on Wisconsin’s Assembly and Senate Health committees shows that she’s always put powerful insurance companies and corporate special interests over everyday Wisconsinites

MADISON — Last week, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Leah Vukmir announced that, if elected to the Senate, she would like to serve on the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP), because of its oversight of matters of health care and education, adding, that they are “probably my two passions.”

Though that should be a cause for concern for every Wisconsinite given Vukmir’s legislative record, there’s little doubt that powerful insurance companies would be elated to have Vukmir representing their interests on the HELP Committee, as Vukmir has consistently worked to let insurers deny coverage to Wisconsinites in need.

With that in mind, here’s a look at a sampling of Vukmir’s actions on Wisconsin state Assembly and Senate Health Committees that she believes have earned her a promotion to the U.S. Senate’s HELP committee:

Health care is on the ballot this November, and Leah Vukmir has consistently sided with her corporate special interest backers over everyday Wisconsinites. Vukmir would vote to let insurance companies write their own rules, and she’d be the deciding vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act and gut protections for Wisconsinites with pre-existing conditions. Leah Vukmir is not on our side.