Blumenauer on Trump Budget: “His Priorities for Our Country are Wrong”

March 16, 2017
Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Earl Blumenauer (OR-03) released the following statement on Donald Trump’s budget.

“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. As Americans find their voice in opposition to this plan, he should be held accountable, and Congress should find its spine and do its job by rejecting these misguided proposals.”