Maloney Votes No on GOP Budget
WASHINGTON, DC—Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12), House Ranking Member of the Joint Economic Committee (JEC), managed 30 minutes of floor debate about the Republican FY 2018 Budget Resolution’s impact on the economy and issued the following statement on House passage of that budget:
“Ultimately, a national budget is a deal between the American taxpayer and Congress about how this country will spend their money. Anyone who looks at the fine print in the GOP budget plan can tell you that the American people want, need, and deserve a better deal.
“The Republican budget plan cuts $5.4 trillion in spending over ten years and includes $4.4 trillion in cuts to mandatory programs that help average Americans get and stay ahead. These are huge cuts that would cause enormous damage in the lives of children, students, veterans, and other Americans. About half of these cuts in non-defense spending are in programs that help people who need help the most, including food assistance programs, college tuition assistance to low-income families, and disaster relief funds. This budget would slash Medicare and Medicaid to pay for massive tax cuts for the wealthiest few, and repeals the Affordable Care Act even though the American people have made it clear that they don’t want to see it repealed.
“Americans deserve a better deal. They deserve a Congress and a budget that works for all Americans and makes sure we are caring for all our citizens and helping each and every one of them reach their American dream.”