New Democrat Coalition Chair Jim Himes Statement on Trump’s Budget

May 23, 2017
Press Release

The New Democrat Coalition Chair Jim Himes (CT-04) released the following statement on President Trump’s proposed budget:

“A budget proposal should be a visionary document, nothing like the extremist hit list we received today which serves no purpose other than to further divide us. President Trump’s budget shows that he and his administration are not taking the tremendous responsibility of governing seriously. It spends billions more dollars on defense while ransacking America’s investments in jobs, education, clean energy and lifesaving medical research, leaving our nation weakened.

“The budget hollows out our economy and lacks a vision for how to create good paying jobs, promote opportunity for all, and keep America safe. New Democrats believe any budget document should put our finances on a sustainable trajectory – and Trump’s budget is full of reckless and radical cuts that damage our ability to advance and protect America’s interests in the world. New Democrats urge Congress and the Administration to invest in the future through science and medical research, education, and infrastructure; support the creation of good paying jobs; and strengthen America's soft and hard power around the world.”