Hal Rogers voted to slash funding for Medicaid, food stamps and student loan subsidies:
House Republicans, after weeks of negotiations, narrowly passed a budget bill early Friday to cut $50 billion from Medicaid, food stamps, student loans and other programs over the complaints of Democrats that Congress is squeezing students, the elderly and the poor to pay for tax cuts for the rich....Democrats complained the cuts hit the wrong targets, including students struggling to pay for college. The Congressional Budget Office estimates the bill would increase costs to students and families by $8 billion, including nearly $5.5 billion in costs when students consolidate loans. "You're hurting the students of this nation," Rep. George Miller, D-Martinez, told Republicans in an angry floor speech. "You're putting their families in debt. You're piling on the interest rates. You ought to be ashamed of it."