Blue Dog Co-Chairs React to GOP Budget Resolution

Jul 19, 2017
Press Release

Today, the co-chairs of the fiscally-responsible Democratic Blue Dog Coalition—Reps. Jim Costa (D-CA), Henry Cuellar (D-TX), and Daniel Lipinski (D-IL)—released the following statement in response to the House Republican 2018 budget resolution:

“The Blue Dogs have always advocated for a bold, bipartisan budget resolution that addresses our Nation’s out of control deficit spending. We’ve also advocated for a concrete, balanced approach that puts our country on the path to economic prosperity for all. Yet, we see another proposal that has been created behind closed doors without bipartisan input. We must get out of the habit of creating major legislation based on party lines. We can’t plan a serious budget based on wishful accounting, otherwise known as gimmicks. Our Nation’s debt is a threat to prosperity for our children and our grandchildren, and this partisan budget resolution won’t address the problem in a balanced way. Americans deserve sustainable, long-term, bipartisan solutions—and the Blue Dogs stand ready to deliver that.”