Brown For US Senate - JEANNE SHAHEEN'S RECORD ON MEDICARE CUTS HURTS NEW HAMPSHIRE SENIORS

MANCHESTER - In response to the false attacks launched today from Shaheen’s Washington allies, the Brown campaign released the following statement:
 

“There’s only one candidate in this race who has voted to cut Medicare, and that’s Jeanne Shaheen when she cast the deciding vote for Obamacare. It’s shameful for her Washington allies to try and deceive the people of New Hampshire,” said Elizabeth Guyton, communications director.  “Clearly, Shaheen’s liberal allies are becoming increasingly desperate as Brown’s momentum continues to surge and they are willing to do anything to prop up her faltering re-election prospects.
 

Senator Shaheen’s Record on Medicare Cuts:

Shaheen Voted for Medicare Cuts: Senator Shaheen was the deciding vote to ensure the passage of Obamacare, which cut $716 billion from Medicare. (H.R. 3590, Roll Call Vote #396: Passed 60-39, 12/24/09, Shaheen Voted Yea)

Shaheen Opposed Amendments to Prevent Medicare Cuts: 
 
· 2010: Shaheen voted against an amendment to prevent Medicare Advantage cuts. (H.R. 4872, Roll Call Vote #72: Motion To Table Agreed To 56-42, 3/24/10, Shaheen Voted Yea)
· 2009: Shaheen voted no on a measure to allow Medicare Advantage enrollees to retain existing benefits. (H.R. 3590, Roll Call Vote #370: Rejected 42-57, 12/8/09, Shaheen Voted Nay) 
· 2009: Shaheen voted against an amendment to prevent Medicare Cuts, including Medicare Advantage cuts. (H.R. 3590, Roll Call Vote #358: Motion Rejected 42-58, 12/3/09, Shaheen Voted Nay)


Scott Brown Voted Against the Ryan Budget Twice:

  • 2011: Brown opposed the Paul Ryan led House Budget. (H.Con.Res 34, Roll Call Vote #77: Motion To Proceed Rejected 40-57, 5/25/11, Brown Voted Nay)
  • 2012: Brown opposed the Paul Ryan led House Budget.(H.Con.Res 112, Roll Call Vote #98: Motion To Proceed Rejected 41-58, 5/16/12, Brown Voted Nay)