Rep. Richmond Responds to the Release of FY16 White House Budget Proposal


Date: Feb. 3, 2015
Location: Washington, DC

Today, Rep. Richmond (LA-02) issued the following statement in response to the release of the President Obama's proposed FY 2016 Budget:

"This budget begins to balance the scales that have been tilted for so long toward the wealthy at the expense of our working class families," said Rep. Richmond. "Our economy has made significant strides since the economic downturn but that progress has not reached many of the families that were hit the hardest. This budget makes smart investments in key areas that will allow a greater number of Americans to participate in our economy, and share in the growth."

"The President's plan expands opportunities for a strong education to all of our children through actions like expanding Head Start, improving STEM education, and providing community college at no cost to all willing to put in the hard work. The budget proposal also improves workforce development and job creation, specifically through access to high quality training programs and rebuilding our crumbling infrastructure."

"This budget is one that prioritizes the overwhelming majority of Americans who work hard every day and yearn for a level playing field that will allow them to one day reap the benefits of their labor. It offers a fair approach that asks a little more of the most fortunate, in order to make critical investments that will pay dividends to us all. It is important that Congress come together in good faith to support a budget plan that is fiscally responsible yet committed to investing in our children, the nation's infrastructure, and working class families."