Yarmuth Statement on Committee Passage of House GOP’s 2018 Budget
Washington, D.C.— Kentucky Congressman John Yarmuth, Ranking Member of the House Budget Committee, issued the following statement after the committee passed the House Republican 2018 budget, with every Democrat voting against.
“Republicans on the House Budget Committee just approved a budget that the American people do not want and do not deserve from their government. Their budget adopts the worst extremes of the Trump proposal by cutting taxes for millionaires and billionaires at the expense of everyone else. It cuts at least $1.5 trillion from Medicare and Medicaid, and puts at risk investments in nearly every national priority, from education and veteran services, to transportation, environmental protections, and medical research. Democrats believe we should be investing in the American people, our economy, and greater opportunity for all, and we will continue to fight against this irresponsible budget when—or if—it is brought to the House floor.”