Chairman Crowley Statement on the House Republican Budget Proposal

July 19, 2017

(Washington, DC) – House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-NY) issued the following statement on the release of the House Republican budget:

“With this budget proposal, House Republicans have abandoned all pretense of putting forward policies that help working American families. Between rigid cuts that will jeopardize the health and well-being of our economy, austerity measures that will punish the middle-class while lavishing tax cuts on the super-rich and multinational corporations, and ending the promise of Medicare payments for seniors, this budget should be called what it is: an out-right attack on working men and women.

“To grow our economy, create better-paying jobs, and expand opportunities, Congress must invest in the programs that actually lift up all Americans like early education, college financial aid, on-the-job training, research, infrastructure, and health care – priorities sorely missing from the House Republican budget. Instead of leaving American families behind, Republicans should abandon this political exercise and instead work with Democrats to put forward a commonsense budget that boosts our economy in smart, proven and effective ways.”