Granger: America simply cannot afford this misguided plan

Mar 9, 2023
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, House Appropriations Chairwoman Kay Granger (TX) released the following statement on the President's Budget Request for fiscal year 2024.

“As we face growing threats at our border and around the globe, the President’s proposal spends far too much on unnecessary programs at the expense of our national security. America simply cannot afford this misguided plan. Congress will now get to work, reviewing it line-by-line to identify programs that do not require additional investments and to insert our own priorities.
Republicans on the Appropriations Committee are committed to finding reasonable and responsible solutions to our nation’s debt, and taking a hard look at the programs appropriated every year is just one important part of solving this problem.
“Our subcommittees are taking the responsibility seriously and have already held twelve hearings to ensure taxpayer money is being used responsibly – all before the President’s Budget Request was delivered. Before we mark up fiscal year 2024 bills in May and June, I look forward to calling more administration officials before the Committee to understand how every dollar in this proposal would be used.”

118th Congress