February 10, 2020

Castro Statement on Trump Budget for FY 2021

WASHINGTON—Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Vice Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, and member of the House Intelligence and Education and Labor Committees, released the following statement today after President Trump released his budget for fiscal year 2021:

“My initial reaction to the President’s budget is that it is unworkable for my constituents. From meaningful cuts to Medicaid, CHIP and SNAP, to stripping $800 billion from Social Security and Medicare, to shrunken investments in education and workforce training, this budget would weaken the infrastructure of opportunity that makes our country prosperous and fair.

“As the President continues to jeopardize the health and safety of Americans at home, this budget also undermines our nation’s leadership abroad, with sweeping cuts to diplomacy and foreign assistance. The economic vitality, well-being, and financial security of hard-working Americans is simply not a priority for this Administration. But it is the job of government to maintain equilibrium on the real, immediate needs of the American people. I expect the Congress to rip up the President's budget proposal and start anew.”

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