Rep. Maloney Denounces President Trump’s FY2018 Proposed Budget
WASHINGTON, DC – Following President Trump’s release of his proposed budget for FY2018, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12), released the following statement:
“President Trump’s proposed budget would do tremendous harm to working families in New York and across our country. With devastating cuts to education and the arts, affordable housing, the Environmental Protection Agency, medical research, and other vital programs, this budget threatens the health, safety and economic security of working families and should be soundly rejected.
“New York City in particular would be hard hit by this budget. Our Department of Housing Preservation and Development would see $20 million disappear, meaning loss of rental assistance to 39,000 New Yorkers. Nutrition assistance and early childhood education for low-income students would be slashed. The National Institutes of Health, which funds critical research at New York City hospitals to diagnose and prevent cancer, heart disease, and dozens of other illnesses, would be cut by nearly $6 billion or about 18 percent. The Environmental Protection Agency, which is leading the clean-up of Newtown Creek and is charged with enforcing laws to reduce air pollution, keep our water clean, and combat climate change would be cut by more than 30 percent.
“This is a budget that our country and New York City cannot afford. It will do nothing to put our country’s fiscal house in order while causing great harm for millions of hard-working Americans.”