Chairman Xavier Becerra On President Obama’s Budget Proposal

March 4, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-34), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, released the following statement on President Barack Obama’s FY 2015 budget proposal:

“President Obama’s budget is a blueprint to build an economy that works for all Americans. I share the President’s priorities to grow our economy by investing in our infrastructure and job training, while also restoring balance by cutting taxes for working families and closing tax loopholes enjoyed only by the wealthiest few. These common sense proposals will help grow the economy, create jobs, expand economic opportunities and strengthen the middle class.

“It’s time for this do-nothing Congress to move past the partisan game of shutdown politics. Together, we can take action this year to guarantee equal pay for equal work, raise the minimum wage, renew long-term unemployment insurance for American workers who are out of a job through no fault of their own, and finally fix our broken immigration system. Let’s get to work.”