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Congressman John Larson

Representing the 1st District of Connecticut

Larson Statement on President Trump's Budget

March 16, 2017
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement after President Trump released his budget proposal:

“A budget is a reflection of our values and I urge the President to rethink his priorities when he presents a full budget later this spring,” said Larson. “The American people want an efficient and effective government; however, gutting Federal Agencies like the US Department of State and the Environmental Protection Agency and eliminating programs like the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) is a non-starter. Furthermore, federal funding for critical state programs like Meals on Wheels and affordable housing grants under the Department of Housing for Urban Development would suffer devastating cuts under the President’s budget.  The President campaigned on rebuilding the nation with a trillion dollar infrastructure package, which is completely absent in this proposal.  That's not what the American people were promised.  The country is in need of a budget that is reflective of its needs.”