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STATEMENT: Rep. Khanna on Trump’s Budget of Broken Promises

May 23, 2017
Press Release

Washington, DC – Rep. Ro Khanna (CA-17), a member of the House Budget Committee, issued the following statement on President Trump’s FY 2018 budget proposal:

“The budget the White House released today is one that breaks President Trump's promise to forgotten Americans. This budget would leave millions of individuals and families at a loss to the critical programs they turn to in times of need and help keep them out of poverty. The administration wants to dismantle Medicaid, cut Social Security, eviscerate public education funding, weaken our ability to fight climate change and countless other damaging choices – all for a massive tax cut for the very rich.
 
“The budget proposal also undermines how the government supports job growth and American innovation. The administration wants to eliminate the Appalachian Regional Commission, Economic Development Administration, and the Manufacturing Extension Partnership – just a few of the many successful programs that have led to the rapid growth of new 21st century industries across the U.S.
 
“A budget should reflect the values of our nation. Clearly, we now know where the White House stands.”

Tomorrow, Rep. Khanna will be among the members of Congress questioning OMB Director Mick Mulvaney in a public hearing on the President's Fiscal Year 2018 Budget. Watch online here beginning at 9:30 am Eastern on May 24.

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Congressman Khanna represents the 17th District of California, which covers communities in Silicon Valley. Visit his website at khanna.house.gov. Follow him on Facebook and Twitter @RepRoKhanna.