Blue Dog Co-Chairs React to President Trump’s Budget

May 23, 2017
Press Release

Today, the co-chairs of the fiscally responsible Blue Dog Coalition—Reps. Jim Costa (D-CA), Henry Cuellar (D-TX), and Dan Lipinski (D-IL)—issued the following statement on President Trump’s budget:

“The Blue Dogs have a strong history of influencing the budget debate in Congress with a bipartisan approach and commonsense solutions. We will continue working across the aisle, leading the way to pursue fiscally-responsible policies that balance our budget and reduce our unsustainable debt.

“Real solutions that create economic growth demand a budget proposal with realistic growth assumptions and accurate accounting. Developing a budget that is right for America should not be done in a partisan way—Republicans and Democrats must work together. That’s what the American people expect of us: to do our jobs and govern. We look forward to working with our Republican and Democratic colleagues to find a long-term, comprehensive solution that responsibly balances America’s budget.”