Katie Grant, 202-225-3130
WASHINGTON, DC - Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement after President Obama unveiled his proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2013:
“Today, President Obama laid out his budget proposal for the next fiscal year, and I am pleased that it places a strong emphasis on investments in education, innovation, and infrastructure. His budget builds on the blueprint he laid out during his State of the Union address last month – a blueprint that reflects the core commitment to job creation and the middle class in House Democrats’ Make It In America jobs plan. Manufacturing will be key to our long-term recovery, and I am glad that the President’s budget includes provisions that will help us remain the world’s manufacturing leader and a place where innovation fuels the creation of middle class jobs for years to come.
"President Obama’s budget also demonstrates a clear path to achieving a stable trajectory for our debt while jump-starting job creation in the immediate term by helping American businesses to expand and hire. Both of these are critical goals that will bring greater certainty to our markets and to families around the kitchen table. As the President noted in his State of the Union address, America is a place where everyone deserves a fair shot and where all of us have a responsibility to pitch in our fair share. Our budget ought to reflect that spirit and a determination to meet our greatest challenges."