Pelosi Statement on House Democratic Budget Alternative

Apr 7, 2014
Press Release

Contact: Drew Hammill, 202-226-7616

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement on the recently announced House Democratic budget alternative:

“The House Democratic budget reflects the priorities of the American people: creating jobs, raising ladders of opportunity, and building an economy that works for everyone.  Our proposal strengthens the middle class, preserves our commitment to seniors, reduces the deficit, and invests in our future.  Our plan will reignite the American Dream for anyone willing to work hard, take responsibility, and play by the rules.

“As Democrats fight for students, seniors, and middle class families, Republicans are advancing a budget built for millionaires, Big Oil, and corporations shipping jobs overseas.  The Republican plan would end the Medicare guarantee, increase prescription drug costs for seniors, gut our commitments to education and innovation, and cost 3 million jobs over the next two years alone.  Republicans will raise taxes on middle class families, even as they give millionaires a $200,000-plus tax break.

“The Democratic budget offers a responsible plan for our future – embracing fairness for every family and empowering all hard-working Americans.  The Ryan Republican budget is nothing less than a recipe for recession.  Republicans should abandon their broken and backwards budgetary priorities, and join Democrats to pass a budget that reflects the true values of the American people.”

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