Broken Budget, Broken Promises
This week, President Trump released his budget proposal laden with tax cuts for the rich at the expense of hard-working Americans. President Trump’s budget steals millions of dollars from job-creating investments, affordable housing efforts, and programs to feed our hungry, while endangering the lives and livelihoods of children, seniors and working families across our country.
After all his grandiose promises, this budget would devastate our search for new medicines and cures, slash the education that our children need, and ransack our investments in good-paying jobs for America’s families. It would roll back America’s leadership in clean energy while assaulting the food we eat, the water we drink and the air we breathe. Families across America would suffer, with particularly harsh effects on rural communities.
Throwing billions at defense while abandoning working families will only hollow out our national strength. The budget is a statement of our values. President Trump’s budget shows he does not value the future of seniors, children and working families.
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How Trump’s Budget Impacts San Franciscans
Below are just a few examples of how the Trump Budget will hurt San Francisco.
Trump’s Budget Devastates San Francisco Affordable Housing Efforts:
- Steals $21 million to San Francisco in federal funding for housing affordability through cuts to HUD funding.
Trump’s Budget Destroys Investments in Jobs and Infrastructure:
- Cuts 3,8000 jobs at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) affecting jobs and functions at San Francisco’s EPA Region IX
- Slashes funding for any future Federal Transit Administration Capital Investment Grants which have yet to receive a Full Funding Grant Agreement, thus impacting the next phase of BART to San Jose and the Downtown Extension into the Transbay Transit Center
- Cuts Department of Labor by $1.2 billion, including a 36% cut to workforce training and employment-seeking assistance programs.
Trump’s Budget Eviscerates Public Education and Makes College More Expensive:
- Tears $2 billion from teacher supports and professional development programs amidst a national, statewide and local teacher shortage crisis
- Slashes career technical education programs by $166 million and cuts STEM program funding, which closes the door for students preparing, training and pursuing in-demand jobs and careers in competitive, innovative industries throughout the Bay Area.
Honoring Memorial Day
Each Memorial Day, we pause to remember the men and women who answered the call to serve and made the ultimate sacrifice for their nation. Their service is a testament to our highest American ideals; their sacrifice is a solemn reminder that our nation’s freedom and security are safeguarded by those willing to risk all for country, both in wartime and in peace.
A constituent enduring a year-long wait to reunite with his wife and daughter, who remain in war-torn Yemen, recently contacted my office. Because the U.S. Embassy in Sana’a has temporarily suspended its operations due to the deteriorating security situation, my constituent’s family received notices to conduct their consular interviews at the U.S. Embassy in Algiers, Algeria. Unfortunately, they could not obtain visas to travel to Algeria, and they were told that their cases would eventually be interviewed at the U.S. Embassy in Djibouti instead. However, after waiting four months without an update, my constituent contacted my office for assistance. My staff conveyed my constituent’s situation to the U.S. Embassy in Djibouti, and as a result, his family was able to obtain a new appointment date at the U.S. Embassy in Djibouti. Shortly after attending the interview, my constituent’s family was approved for their immigrant visas, and they will soon be reunited safely in the United States.
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