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Congressman John Larson

Representing the 1st District of Connecticut

Larson: This Budget is Dead on Arrival

March 11, 2019
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01), Chairman of the Ways and Means Social Security Subcommittee, released the following statement after the Trump Administration’s “Skinny” Budget was released that cuts up to $72 billion from Social Security and $845 billion from Medicare.

“Social Security and Medicare aren’t entitlements. They are the insurance that American people pay for. These cuts are attacks on working Americans to pay for tax cuts for our nation’s wealthiest that added $2 trillion to the debt. Additionally, it continues the pattern of staffing cuts at the Social Security Administration. Having fewer trained employees available to assist the public when we are already dealing with backlogs and excessive waiting times is keeping Americans from their earned benefits. This budget is dead on arrival.”