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DelBene Statement on President Trump’s Budget Outline

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Washington, DC, March 16, 2017 | comments

Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today released the following statement after the President Trump outlined his budget priorities:

“Working families need certainty and stability to plan and invest for the future. Unfortunately, the President’s budget is just another example of how this administration has been long on rhetoric and short on specifics,” DelBene said. “However, previous reports and the framework of this budget suggest it would present enormous setbacks in nearly every area affecting our economy. It would have a negative impact on critical research, our environment, affordable housing programs and the arts, to name a few. It’s time to stop budgeting from one manufactured crisis to the next, and work on bipartisan compromises that will set the country on the right course through strategic investments in education, research, clean energy and infrastructure.”

Despite little detail, it was clear that the President’s budget would cut $54 billion for medical research, environmental protections, housing and education.

While the President’s budget is non-binding, Congress will likely vote on the proposal as early as next month. DelBene serves on the House Budget Committee, which has jurisdiction over these issues.

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