Lowey Statement on President Trump’s FY2021 Budget Request
WASHINGTON — House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita M. Lowey (D-NY) today issued the following statement on President Trump’s fiscal year 2021 budget request:
“The President’s latest budget is a disastrous repeat of the misplaced priorities and callous cuts he has pursued unsuccessfully in past requests.
“This reckless proposal backtracks on funding levels agreed to in the bipartisan budget agreement and would gut investments in America’s working families with deep cuts to critical programs like medical research, education, and climate science. Instead of prioritizing policies to strengthen our national security and bolster American leadership and values, the President once again proposes wasting billions of taxpayer dollars on an unnecessary and divisive border wall.
“It is unfortunate that instead of using his budget to build on the historic investments in last year’s budget deal, the President doubled down on partisan talking points that have no chance of becoming law. Just as we did last year, House Democrats will write responsible appropriations bills that invest in American families and communities.”