STATEMENT FROM CONGRESSMAN JOE MORELLE ON PRESIDENT TRUMP’S DANGEROUS AND CALLOUS 2020 BUDGET REQUEST
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Joe Morelle released the following statement in response to President’s Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Request.
“The President’s budget proposal is a dangerous statement of his priorities for our nation.
“Not only does this budget add trillions to the nation’s deficit, it appallingly cuts critical programs like Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security - jeopardizing the livelihood and stability of millions of our most vulnerable citizens. From cuts to food stamps to decreased funding for the EPA, the President further underscores his callous disregard for the needs of everyday Americans. To add insult to injury, middle class families are yet again forced to suffer while the wealthiest among us reap the benefits of massive tax break.
“At its core, this budget is an assault on our American values and demonstrates that the President has no intention of working with his partners in Congress toward meaningful and bipartisan budget solutions. Despite this heartless proposal, my colleagues and I remain steadfast in our commitment to ensuring the voices of working families are heard and providing the leadership our country deserves.”