February 10, 2017
EMILYs List Statement on Tom Price's Confirmation as Secretary of Health and Human Services
WASHINGTON, D.C.- Today Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement after Tom Price was confirmed as the secretary of health and human services.
“In a week of unprecedented opposition to President Donald Trump’s Cabinet appointees, disregarding the millions of Americans who oppose them, the GOP majority in Congress rammed through Tom Price as the head of health and human services. Throughout his career Price has supported policies that granted tax breaks to corporations and the wealthy while working to cut federal support for programs that reduce poverty, increase access to health care, and provide vital services for women and children.”
“Price has led efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act and repeatedly sought to defund Planned Parenthood and dismantle Medicare and Medicaid. These policies would hurt women and their families' health and economic security. EMILYs List women have been at the forefront of the fight against these extreme nominations and will be ready to fight for the issues that women and the majority of Americans care about. Tom Price is not the right choice for HHS and women will hold him accountable every step of the way.”
EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, has raised over $500 million to support pro-choice Democratic women candidates – making them one of the most successful political organizations ever. Our grassroots community of over five million members helps Democratic women wage competitive campaigns – and win. We recruit and train candidates, support strong campaigns, research the issues that impact women and families, and turn out women voters. Since our founding in 1985, we have trained nearly 10,000 women to run and helped elect 116 women to the House, 23 to the Senate, 12 governors, and over 800 to state and local office. Forty percent of the candidates EMILY’s List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color – including every single Latina, African American, and Asian American Democratic congresswoman currently serving.