President Trump’s Fiscal Year 2019 Budget

2019 Budget
Trump’s budget sets up our economy to fail by bankrupting the country.
On February 12th, the President unveiled his budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2019. This budget bankrupts the country – it doesn’t even come close to balancing – and sets our economy up to fail. Budgets are about priorities, and this one makes President Trump’s priorities clear: he does not prioritize fiscal sustainability; middle class workers and their families; investments in our economy; or stable, long-term funding certainty for our military and national security agencies. Middle class Americans should have no doubt, after seeing the tax law and this budget, that President Trump is looking out for the wealthy and not for them. His budget cuts investments in job creation, innovation, infrastructure, medical and scientific research, nutrition assistance, and law enforcement. It embraces TrumpCare, kicking millions of Americans off coverage and increasing costs for millions more. It also pursues deep cuts to Medicaid, putting care at risk for seniors in nursing homes, children with disabilities, and low-income families. This is an inefficient, ineffective, and irresponsible budget that ought to be rejected by the Congress. 
2019 Budget Related
This afternoon, the House passed legislation to fund for the next fiscal year our military and critical programs that safeguard our nation’s health, educate our people, and protect our workers. 
In case you missed it: President Trump once again advocated for shutting down the government.
Today, Democrats and Republicans in the House came together to fund our military for the next year, a sign of our common commitment to a strong national defense. 
Right now, the Budget Committee is marking up their budget – the one that Republicans are already saying will have a “short life span.”
The budget resolution unveiled today by Chairman Womack, sixty-five days overdue, cannot be considered a serious effort at planning for the fiscal year ahead or the long term.
This week, House Republicans brought two deeply flawed bills to the Floor. The first was their hypocritical rescissions package, which would rescind funding for priorities like children’s health in an attempt to look fiscally responsible.
I thank the Ranking Member, Mrs. Lowey, for yielding.
Once again, Republicans are front-loading the FY 2019 appropriations process to spend more on their priorities while failing to fully fund America’s priorities.
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 week, President Trump released his fiscal year 2019 budget proposal that sets up our economy to fail and makes it more difficult for middle-class families to get ahead.
Outside Content
Statement from the Democratic Ranking Member