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Congressman David Price (D-NC) Issues Statement on Adoption of the Dangerous House Republican Budget

October 5, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.  (Oct. 5, 2017) – On Thursday, October 5, Congressman David Price (D-NC) issued the following statement upon adoption of the FY2018 House Republican Budget Resolution.

“Today, the House of Representatives passed a purely partisan Budget Resolution—an extreme, scorched-earth proposal that slashes vital lifeline programs such as Medicare and Medicaid, puts the burden of deficit reduction on the middle class, and hands out large tax breaks to the wealthiest one percent—exploding the deficit by $2.4 trillion over 10 years. It would also repeal the Affordable Care Act, slash support for college and community college students, and abandon our already crumbling infrastructure.”

“Our nation’s budget is a moral document that should reflect our values and priorities. Rather than asking seniors, veterans, children, and working families to bear the cost of tax breaks for President Trump and his millionaire-club Cabinet, Republicans in Congress should work with Democrats to grow the economy for everyone, create jobs, level the playing field, and make critical investments in the middle-class.”