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Congressman John Larson

Representing the 1st District of Connecticut

Larson Statement on President Trump's Budget Proposal

May 23, 2017
Press Release

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


“We need a budget that helps middle-class and working families, that supports programs like Meals on Wheels, and one that doesn’t cut Social Security. President Trump’s budget is a tax break for the wealthy on the backs of America’s middle-class. He’s breaking many of the promises he made on the campaign trail about not cutting Social Security or Medicaid, and instead he’s making drastic, harmful cuts. As Ranking Member on the Ways and Means Social Security Subcommittee, I will fight any cuts to Social Security; we need to enhance and expand the program, not cut it. While I applaud the additional research funding set aside to develop a follow-on for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, this budget is a complete non-starter. I will fight this disastrous budget proposal and any proposals to weaken our nation’s support for its citizens.”


Larson also released a statement on Social Security cuts in the budget, which can be viewed here.