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Congressman Gene Green

Representing the 29th District of Texas

Rep. Gene Green Responds to President Trump’s FY18 Budget Blueprint

May 23, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Gene Green released the following statement on President Trump’s 2018 budget request:

“President Trump’s 2018 budget proposal is dead on arrival in Congress,” said Green. “This proposal would make savage cuts to our nation’s safety net that will disrupt the well-being of families in Harris County living paycheck to paycheck.”

“We need a president who will advocate for the interest of the American people, not the millionaires and corporations that will receive massive tax breaks. Although the President didn’t violate yet another campaign promise by gutting Social Security or Medicare, his cuts to the NIH, FDA and CDC and Medicaid threaten the very fabric of our health care system – from cancer drug clinical trials to vaccines for children to care for seniors in nursing homes.”

“There is bipartisan, bicameral support for health agencies such as the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and National Institutes of Health. Cuts to these agencies will further undermine the great progress made under the bipartisan 21st Century Cures Act that Congress passed last year.”

“I look forward to working with my colleagues in Congress to pass a budget that will protect these critical programs and invest in the American people.”