Hoyer Statement on President Obama's FY 2016 Budget Feb 2, 2015 15:33:36 GMT -5
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Hoyer Statement on President Obama's FY 2016 Budget
WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) issued the following statement today after President Barack Obama released his budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2016:
“In his Fiscal Year 2016 budget proposal, President Obama laid out a vision for investing in our nation’s future and ensuring that working families have the economic security they need. As he made clear in his State of the Union Address last month, we have a responsibility to make sure that the gains of our economic recovery are felt by everyone, and his budget would move us in the right direction.
“Recognizing the need to get our nation’s fiscal house in order, the President’s proposal would end the arbitrary spending cuts under the sequester and instead responsibly pay for investments in our economy, national security, and a stronger middle class by fixing our broken immigration system, achieving hundreds of billions of dollars in health care savings, and closing inefficient tax loopholes. It would also reduce deficits by an additional $1.8 trillion over the next ten years.
“I know that my Republican colleagues agree with the President that hard work always ought to lead to opportunity and a secure place in a rising middle class. If we are to take advantage of our recovering economy to make the necessary investments in our future competitiveness, we cannot afford to have our budget become a political battleground. Instead, we ought to work together to achieve results for the people we serve. I look forward to working with my colleagues to achieve this goal.”
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