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Video: Congressman Confronts CDC Chief Over Misleading White House Statement on Sequester Cuts to Vaccine Program

The Obama administration claims, on a White House website, that  2,050 less children in Maryland will receive vaccines due to Sequestration.  Sequestration cuts the CDC 317 program by $30 million. Yet Obama’s proposed 2013 budget cuts the program $58 million, nearly double the amount of the sequester cuts.

Screen grab of White House site claiming 2,050 MD children won't be vaccinated
Watch Rep. Andy Harris (R-MD) confront CDC Director Tom Frieden, who admits his agency could have ensured the same level of vaccinations under deeper Obama administration cuts, but not under smaller sequester reductions.


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Mark Newgent

Mark Newgent is a contributing editor to Red Maryland, the premiere blog of conservative politics in the Free State, voted one of the best state political blogs by the Washington Post two years in a row. Mark hosts The Broadside radio program, heard live on the Red Maryland Network every Monday night at 8pm. Mark has served as a fellow for the American Tradition Institute and Climate Strategies Watch researching climate and renewable energy policies in the states. Mark's writing has appeared in the Baltimore Sun, Washington Examiner, National Review Online, and newspapers throughout the country. Mark is a frequent guest on Baltimore's WBAL AM 1090

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