New Assignment: Resisting Donald Trump’s Budget

March 16, 2017

Dear Friends,

Those of us resisting this reckless administration have a new assignment to fight Donald Trump’s budget. It is shocking in its dramatic reduction to programs that Americans – especially working families – need and hold dear.

His priorities for our country are wrong. Proposals to unnecessarily expand an already bloated defense budget and to build a wall come at the expense of affordable housing, clean air and water, life-saving medical research, diplomacy, and so much more.

Trump has made clear that he has no interest in investing in American families. Now it’s our job to hold him accountable, and make sure that this budget proposal is dead on arrival.

We will not tolerate the slashing of human services, international humanitarian efforts, vital programs to protect the environment, or even public broadcasting.

As Americans find their voice in opposition to this plan, Congress should find its spine and do its job.

Earl Blumenauer
Member of Congress