Chairman Crowley Statement on President Trump’s Budget

February 12, 2018
Press Release

(Queens, N.Y.) – House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-NY) issued the following statement on President Trump’s 2019 budget:

“This isn’t a budget - it’s a plan to bankrupt the American middle class.

“President Trump’s budget abandons the very men and women he promised to champion. It will leave children in crumbling schools that don’t prepare them to compete in a modern economy. It will leave working men and women without access to quality health care and employment benefits. It will cripple seniors as they try to retire with dignity. And it will leave veterans without access to critical programs that help them transition to meaningful careers and civilian life. At the same time, it will sink the nation further into debt.

“Americans deserve leaders who have a positive vision for our country. Unfortunately, President Trump has shown us time and time again that he lacks the vision and leadership needed to help grow the economy for all Americans. Democrats have proposed an alternative budget that will boost investments in infrastructure and innovation, in working men and women, and in Medicare and Social Security. The Republican majority in Congress must join with Democrats to reject President Trump’s budget and work with us to craft a spending plan for the nation that’s focused on the necessary priorities.”