Blumenauer, member of House Budget Committee, helped shape budget priorities for energy, transportation, and healthcare
Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.), a member of the House Committee on Budget, voted in favor of final passage of S. Con. Res. 13, the conference agreement on the Fiscal Year 2010 Budget. Blumenauer hailed this as an honest budget that puts the nation on a path to recovery.
This five-year economic plan will cut the deficit nearly two-thirds by 2013 and cuts taxes for middle class families by $1.5 trillion. It will create jobs and grow our economy with targeted investments and reforms in health care, clean energy and transportation.
“People across the country are hurting. In Oregon, our unemployment has topped 12%. Today, Congress has responded with a thoughtful budget that will create jobs in Oregon and across the nation. It will grow our economy with targeted investments in clean energy, health care, and infrastructure,” said Rep. Blumenauer. “President Obama inherited the largest deficit in United States history from the Bush Administration. The Obama Administration and this Congress are getting our country back on track. Our top priority is creating jobs, investing in the American people, in the American economy, and laying the groundwork for future prosperity by creating green jobs, protecting the environment and tackling our health care crisis.”
As a member of the House Budget Committee, Rep. Blumenauer has worked closely with Budget Committee Chairman John Spratt (D-SC) to honor a commitment to responsible government investment. Blumenauer advocated specifically for the following strategic priorities that are included in the Fiscal Year 2010 Budget:
Transportation and Infrastructure
Energy Independence and Security
For Immediate Release
April 29, 2009
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