Vice Chair Crowley Statement on President Obama’s Budget

February 2, 2015
Press Release

(Washington, D.C.) –Today, Rep. Joe Crowley (D-Queens, the Bronx), Vice Chair of the Democratic Caucus, issued the following statement on President Obama’s budget proposal:

“A budget is more than numbers; it is a reflection of our values, our priorities, and the vision we have for the future. Today, the President has presented a budget that will expand economic opportunity for all and renew our nation’s promise that anyone who works hard can achieve the American Dream.

“After inheriting a $1.4 trillion deficit, President Obama has cut the deficit by two-thirds. His budget today reflects a continued commitment to sensible deficit reduction in the future, while continuing to make critical investments needed now that will help ease the burden on middle-class families and further grow our economy in the long-term. Investments in education, manufacturing, infrastructure, and science and research will help us create an economy that works for everyone and helps ensure America maintains its standing as a global economic leader.

“We must ensure economic success for all Americans, throughout their lives, and so I agree with the President that we must help make saving for retirement not just a priority, but a possibility for all Americans. I’m pleased to see this budget include a focus on retirement security, and I will continue my efforts to give every American the opportunity to build a nest egg to carry them through their golden years.”

Congressman Crowley is the nine-term representative from the 14th Congressional District of New York, which includes sections of Queens and the Bronx. He is a member of the powerful Ways and Means Committee and serves as Vice Chair of the Democratic Caucus in the House of Representatives.