When U.S. Rep. Abby Finkenauer ran for Congress she told us she would be a common sense voice that would work with both parties to make our lives better. She also said she would speak out against extremists in D.C. in order to put her constituents first. That’s why I’ve been shocked that she has been silent on the issue of providing taxpayer funded health care for undocumented immigrants.
Given our state’s role in the presidential process, her constituents deserve to know whether or not she agrees with the unanimous position of the Democratic presidential contenders that the government should provide health care to undocumented immigrants. At the debate in Miami, each candidate, all of whom campaign regularly in the first district, raised their hand when asked this very question.
There are people here in Cedar Rapids who have lived in our community their whole lives, struggling to get health care that works for them. Congresswoman Finkenauer, do you agree that we should take care of Iowans first or do you agree with your fellow Democrats that providing insurance to undocumented immigrants is the priority?