Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) issued the following statement today regarding the House Republicans' FY 2018 budget resolution:
"Congress should be focused on policies that create jobs, help middle-class families, and lift seniors and children out of poverty. Unfortunately, the House Republicans' budget proposal does the exact opposite. It breaks faith with our seniors who have spent a lifetime paying into Social Security and Medicare, and guts Medicaid funds, which are the primary source of support for nursing home care for low-income seniors and people with disabilities. Their budget reduces funding for education, cuts veterans' benefits, and reduces investment in infrastructure and other job-creating programs -- all in order to line the pockets of the top one percent with a trillion dollar tax cut, while using fantasy, and disproven, trickle-down economics to try to justify it.
"Instead of pushing a budget that serves only the wealthy special interests, House Republicans must get serious about working with Democrats to pass another bipartisan budget agreement that lowers our debt and deficits, keeps our promise to America's seniors, and promotes better jobs and economic opportunities for all Americans."