Pelosi Statement on President Trump’s FY2018 Budget Blueprint

Mar 16, 2017
Press Release

Contact: Ashley Etienne/Caroline Behringer, 202-226-7616

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement after President Trump released his budget blueprint for fiscal year 2018: 

“President Trump is not making anyone more secure with a budget that hollows out our economy and endangers working families.  Throwing billions at defense while ransacking America’s investments in jobs, education, clean energy and lifesaving medical research will leave our nation weakened. 

“The President’s budget blueprint fails to recognize America’s strength depends on more than military spending; it depends on the power of our diplomacy, the health of our economy and the vitality of our communities.  This budget would devastate the innovation that drives our economy, the research that cures our diseases, the education that empowers our children, and the skills training programs that enable our workers to win the good-paying jobs of the modern economy.  It is also a plan to endanger the food we eat, the water we drink, and the air we breathe.  

“The budget is a statement of values, and President Trump has shown he does not value the future of children and working families.”

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