Press Release by Congresswoman Pelosi

Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi

Pelosi Criticizes Defense Spending Plan

January 21, 1999

Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) today criticized the Clinton Administration's proposal for an unwarranted increase in defense spending. "The federal budget is a statement of our national values. When the President proposes $6 billion for a long term health care tax credit and a $110 billion increase in defense spending, Americans have to question our priorities," Pelosi said.

Pelosi, a member of the Labor, Health and Human Services and Education Appropriations subcommittee, expressed concern that too many Americans are being left behind despite an expanding economy. One area of concern is the growing number of uninsured Americans and their children.

Rep. Pelosi commented at a news conference on military spending and joined fellow Democrats, led by Congressman Barney Frank (D-MA), in questioning the need for increased defense spending.

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