Karrie Delaney calls on Jim LeMunyon to Take a Position on Trumpcare

CHANTILLYVa. -- Community leader Karrie Delaney today released the following statement calling on Jim LeMunyon to take a position on President Trump's Health Care Bill that the U.S. Senate voted to advance to debate.

“Despite Trumpcare advancing to debate, Jim LeMunyon continues to hide his position on a bill that would jeopardize coverage for more than half a million Virginians. This is the same person who voted to block Medicaid expansion for 400,000 Virginians. Health care is a local issue, and if half a million Virginians lose insurance, the responsibility will fall on the House of DelegatesJim LeMunyon continues to ignore his responsibilities and fail the people of Virginia's 67th District by hiding his true positions. I'm running for Delegate to put solutions before political games and work to expand access to health care in Virginia by making it more affordable and accessible for everyone."

Earlier this month, Jim LeMunyon refused to stand up against Trumpcare in an email to a constituent in which he wrote, “I don’t have a position on the Senate bill, just as I didn't take a position on the House version,” and added that “I don’t intend to spend much time on their details."

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Karrie started working at a group home for foster children - an experience where she learned how policy decisions can either serve or fail our most vulnerable. Later, as a crisis counselor, Karrie stood by women who were assaulted and raised awareness about the abuse of women around the world. When Karrie became a mother, she turned her focus towards local issues as Gov. McAuliffe's appointee to the Virginia Commission on Youth, as well as former Chair of Fairfax County Citizens Corps Council and the current Chair of Fairfax County Library Board of Trustees. She lives in Chantilly with her husband, Patrick, and their two children.