Today, U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris released the following statement on President Donald Trump's proposed federal budget:
"A budget is a reflection of our nation's values and it's clear from this proposal, President Trump does not value government's essential functions of public health, public safety, and public education. If you are a child, college student, or senior, live in a rural or urban area, are a worker in need of a safe workplace, or simply want to breathe clean air, drink clean water, and drive on good roads, this budget is a disaster for you and your family. We will not make our country stronger with cuts to meals and jobs programs for seniors, scientific research to cure cancer, financial assistance to students, diplomatic and humanitarian efforts to make our nation safer, support for farmers, or affordable housing.
"In the first months of this Administration, the President has shown he is willing to go to extreme lengths to cut core functions to the bone in order to make taxpayers pay for a border wall experts agree we don't need and give tax breaks to corporations. I will fight this budget proposal at every step because middle class Americans are counting on us to stand up for them."