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White House: U.S. House Budget Bill Would Hurt Kansas

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The White House says a U.S. House budget bill would hurt Kansas, but the state's Congressional members say the president's proposals are worse.

The statement from President Obama's administration details the effects federal spending legislation in the House could have on Kansas programs, parks and agencies.

The White House says Republicans could jeopardize health care coverage for 85,000 Kansans enrolled in the Affordable Care Act marketplace and result in 6,000 fewer Kansas children receiving full-day, year-round education through the federal Head Start early education program.

Members of the states House delegation, all four of whom are Republicans, fired back to the claims. Rep. Lynn Jenkins says Obama's 2016 budget creates $2.1 trillion in new taxes and adds $8.5 trillion to the national debt.

CJ Grover, spokesman for Rep. Kevin Yoder, says the House budget, in contrast, prioritizes spending and "balances in less than 10 years."