Linda Sánchez Statement on the Irresponsible Trump FY19 Budget

February 13, 2018
Press Release

Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Linda T. Sánchez (CA-38), Vice Chair of the House Democratic Caucus and member of the Ways and Means Committee, released the following statement on President Trump’s budget for Fiscal Year 2019.

“The President’s budget proposal is an irresponsible approach to dealing with the challenges Americans face every day,” said Rep. Sánchez. “Imprudent cuts to Medicare, Medicaid, food stamps, and other crucial social programs, while providing funds for a useless wall is just another example of the president’s misplaced priorities. The President’s budget proposal, in a staggering feat of incompetence, manages to make massive cuts to programs working Americans rely on while also increasing our national debt by at least $7 trillion over the next decade.

“It’s clear that Republicans in both Congress and the White House can’t get their numbers right. This budget proposal completely disregards the needs of hard-working families and shows the president fundamentally lacks any understanding of sound economic policy.”