Wasserman Schultz Statement on Trump Budget Request

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Washington, DC, May 23, 2017 | comments
The Trump budget ignores the needs of America's hard-working families and brutally assaults our health care and public education system, while all but abandoning those struggling to make ends meet. It hollows out crucial commitments to housing, nutrition assistance, and the environment, along with job training and medical research investments. Yet it delivers obscene tax cuts to the wealthiest Americans, and relies on unrealistic revenue projections that no respected economist would embrace.
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 U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23), the only Florida Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee as well as the House Committee on the Budget, issued the following statement on President Trump's 2018 budget request:

“The Trump budget ignores the needs of America’s hard-working families and brutally assaults our health care and public education system, while all but abandoning those struggling to make ends meet. It hollows out crucial commitments to housing, nutrition assistance, and the environment, along with job training and medical research investments. Yet it delivers obscene tax cuts to the wealthiest Americans, and relies on unrealistic revenue projections that no respected economist would embrace. At a time when building up and working with our allies is absolutely crucial, Trump’s budget also guts vital diplomatic funding that recklessly increases our chances of being dragged into another conflict, and ultimately makes us no safer. This budget ignores America’s needs and values, and should be quickly cast aside.”

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Contact: David.Damron@mail.house.gov or 202-906-0542  

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