Eshoo Statement on President Trump's Budget Proposal
Washington, D.C.—Congresswoman Anna G. Eshoo (D-CA) released the following statement regarding President Trump's budget proposal:
"Our national budget is not simply a financial plan for the upcoming year. It is a statement of our nation’s values. By this measure, President Trump’s budget has no values. No constituent has ever asked me to:
- Cut $1.6 trillion in spending on health care, including Medicare, Medicaid, and the Children’s Health Insurance Program;
- Rip away $63 billion in Social Security benefits from the disabled;
- Slash spending on nutrition programs for the neediest Americans by nearly $300 billion;
- Ignore the existential threat of climate change and cut billions from the EPA and clean energy programs.
"President Trump’s budget hurts people, it’s bad for our economy, bad for our environment, and bad for the health of the American people."