‘Nightmare’ – Larsen on President Trump’s FY 2018 Budget Proposal

May 24, 2017 Issues: Budget

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) today issued the following statement after President Trump released his full FY 2018 budget proposal:

“When it comes to Medicaid, education programs, the environment, nutrition assistance, and Social Security Disability – frankly, almost anything not attached to the military, boosting the bottom line for billionaires, or building a wall along the southern border – this budget is a nightmare,” said Larsen, who is a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee.

“While I support investing in the military, America is not the austere, zero-sum society depicted by this administration. America can take care of the elderly, protect the environment, invest in infrastructure, educate our children for the jobs of the future, feed the poor and invest in diplomacy while also ensuring our women and men in uniform have the resources needed to succeed. I urge my colleagues to stand up for the American people and reject this proposal.”