National Dems again target Martha Roby’s voting record, this time on the budget

Martha Roby budget

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), the official campaign arm of the Democrats in the House, has once again set their sights on Alabama 2nd District U.S. Rep. Martha Roby.

Earlier this year, the DCCC named Roby as their sole target in the Yellowhammer State in their efforts to flip the House. On Tuesday, the group honed in on her support of President Donald Trump’s budget.

“Despite President Trump’s repeated promises to not cut Medicare or Medicaid, Rep. Martha Roby voted to pass a budget that would do just that, all to finance massive tax cuts for millionaires, billionaires, and big corporations,” the DCCC wrote in a press release.

The DCCC is referring to a Thursday House vote, in which the budget passed along party lines, 219-206 vote. The budget resolution for 2018 sets up a process for shielding the GOP tax bill from a filibuster in the Senate.

Additionally it: balances the budget in 10 years; endeavors to strengthen America’s military by funding it at levels above the president’s budget and with increased resources for training, equipment and compensation; calls for a vote on a Balanced Budget Amendment this year; and achieves $7 trillion in deficit reduction over ten years through a combination of $6.5 trillion in savings coupled with economic growth.

But according to the DCCC those changes come at a price, claiming the budget would cut Medicare by nearly $500 billion and slash Medicaid by $1 trillion.

“Voters will not forget that Rep. Martha Roby just voted to cut taxes for millionaires and billionaires, and paid for it by slashing Medicare and Medicaid,” said DCCC spokesman Jacob Peters. “…they’ll be holding Roby accountable at the ballot box next November.”

But a spokesperson for Roby says its no surprise the Dems are attacking Roby’s efforts to balance the budget and fund the military.

“It is no surprise that Democrats oppose efforts to balance our budget, properly fund our military, and reduce our deficit,” said Emily Taylor, Martha Roby’s spokesperson. “All of these are priorities for Rep. Roby and our unified Republican government, and she will continue to fight for conservative principles like these on behalf of the people she represents.”