Blue Dog Leadership Responds to President Trump’s Budget Proposal
WASHINGTON—Today, the Blue Dog Coalition Co-Chair for Communications, Rep. Lou Correa (CA-46), issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s budget proposal:
“This year, we are facing a $1 trillion annual deficit and an unprecedented $23 trillion national debt, and a lack of fiscal discipline is forcing us to pay more on interest incurred on the national debt than we spend on our kids. In other words, a lack of fiscal restraint is already forcing us to spend more on our past than we invest in our future.
“Developing a budget that is right for America cannot be done in a partisan way. In this era of divided government, the only way we will be able to resolve our fiscal problem is to pursue balanced, bipartisan solutions. This Congress, the Blue Dogs have put forward several policy proposals that aim to put our nation on the path to fiscal sustainability, while also protecting and strengthening key safety net programs, including Social Security and Medicare. Rather than put forward partisan cuts, we call on our Republican colleagues to work with us to put forward pragmatic policies that move our country toward a balanced budget. Our children and grandchildren are depending on us to make the right decisions and get this done.”