Press Release ● 2019 Budget
For Immediate Release: 
May 10, 2018
Contact Info: 
Mariel Saez 202-225-3130
WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement on the introduction of House Republicans' hypocritical rescissions package:

“It is laughable that the same Republican House Majority that wrote a tax law adding $1.8 trillion to the deficit five months ago would think that the American people will see them as agents of fiscal responsibility because they wish to cut $15 billion today – more than half of which is taken from children’s health.  This bill clearly demonstrates that Republicans care little about deficits and more about advantaging the wealthiest over everyone else.  It is nothing more than a political gimmick, intending to hide their gross mismanagement of our nation’s long-term fiscal health. 
“Democrats believe that a better way to promote fiscal responsibility is actually to be fiscally responsible.  Instead of trying to hide their massive deficit-incurring tax law behind the curtain of rescission, Republicans ought to work with Democrats to identify bipartisan ways to make our fiscal situation more sustainable.  The Congress must be able to afford our investments in national security, jobs, and opportunity, or else it will fail America not only today but for generations to come.”