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Boyle Statement Opposing Harmful Trump Budget

February 12, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-13), a member of the House Committee on the Budget, issued the following statement upon the release of President Donald Trump’s FY2019 Budget:

“As a member of the House Budget Committee and Co-Chair of the Blue Collar Caucus, I am extremely disappointed in the President’s recent budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2019. A budget is a statement of values. Yet again, the President is demonstrating his true priorities by putting forth a reckless proposal that betrays middle class Americans. At once, the President’s budget further sinks our nation into nearly $1 trillion annual deficits while making extreme cuts to key programs that protect American workers and vulnerable populations, like SNAP, Social Security, and Medicare. Of course, this only adds insult to injury on the heels of his reckless tax handout to hedge funds and the wealthiest 1%.

Americans need a budget that ensures higher wages, better jobs, and a brighter future: a blue print to rebuild the American Dream. Sadly, the President’s budget does the complete opposite; it saddles our children with debt, cuts programs on which American seniors and workers rely, and perpetuates massive tax cuts for the wealthy. I will do everything in my power as a Member of the Budget Committee to oppose this harmful proposal. It is fiscally irresponsible and morally bankrupt.”