Chairman Crowley on President Trump’s FY18 Budget Proposal

March 16, 2017

(Washington, D.C.) – House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-NY) issued the following statement after President Trump released today a $1.1 trillion budget that makes deep cuts to education, innovation, veterans, and assistance programs that Americans value.‎

“It stands beyond reason that a president who claimed to be concerned with ‎working Americans, expanding the American economy, and keeping Americans healthy would author a budget that makes sweeping cuts to all these critical areas. It is abundantly clear that instead of investing in early education, skills training programs, and medical research, President Trump is only interested in inflicting deep cuts to the programs Americans rely on – which amounts to an assault on working families and the poor.

“Nothing about the fiscal year 2018 budget puts America on the path toward long-term security. Pumping up defense spending while stripping funding for peacekeeping and other diplomatic efforts is extremely misguided. The budget proposal also has far too little support for veterans, as it would make deep cuts to National Institutes of Health and job training programs tailored toward returning service members.

“This is not how responsible leaders should govern.”