Kaptur statement on President Trump’s budget proposal

February 12, 2018
Press Release
Condemns cruel cuts that will harm American people

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09), Dean of Ohio’s delegation in Congress and a senior Member of the Appropriations Committee which oversees government spending, issued the following statement after the release of President Trump’s budget.

“This budget slashes and cuts without regard for how it will impact the hardworking people of our Nation,” said Kaptur. “While billionaires and corporations are still celebrating their tax giveaway, this President seems intent on cutting vital programs such as Social Security, Medicaid, nutrition assistance, clean energy, Great Lakes restoration and on and on. This budget is about as unrealistic as it is cruel.”

“I look forward to working with my Republican and Democratic colleagues on the Appropriations Committee to ensure a collaborative budget that maintains the bipartisan priorities that the American people rely on,” Kaptur concluded.

Read an overview of President Trump’s budget from the Democratic House Budget Committee here.

Additionally, the President’s budget also slashes the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative by 90% (see Kaptur tweet), leaving only $30 million of the $300 million that was restored thanks to the bipartisan leadership of Kaptur and other members of the House Great Lakes Task Force.