The Vitter Amendment And The Deficit

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The Vitter Amendment And The Deficit

House Republicans might be pushing their agenda in the name of spending reduction, but their latest demand — known as the Vitter Amendment — might actually add to the deficit.

There are several different iterations that have been called the “Vitter Amendment,” but one proposed version (being called the “full Vitter” in today’s talks) takes away employer contributions to the insurance plans of Congressional staffers, making the lower-paid staffers on Capitol Hill to turn to the government-provided subsidies offered to enrollees of the Obamacare exchanges. This would cost the government $530 million over 10 years, the Congressional Budget Office estimates.

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