03.16.17

Scott Statement on President Trump’s FY18 Budget

WASHINGTON – Ranking Member Bobby Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement after the White House released an outline of its Fiscal Year 2018 budget priorities, known as the “skinny budget.” 

“This budget proposal is yet another broken promise from the Administration to the American people. Cutting $54 billion from programs that help protect and support working families to learn and earn is no way to grow the national economy or put people back to work. Working families deserve a budget that invests in their health and futures, boosts wages, helps them balance work and family life, and levels the playing field for them and their children to succeed. President Trump’s budget proposal eliminates and reduces vital programs for students, teachers, and workers that will endanger public education, make college less affordable, and reduce the availability of workforce training. Committee Democrats will continue to press for a budget that supports public education in preparing all students for success from birth to college and career, creates good-paying jobs, and puts more money in the pockets of hardworking people – while reducing the deficit in a balanced and responsible way.”

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