Statement by Congressman Dan Kildee on President Trump’s Budget Blueprint

February 27, 2017

Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05) today issued the following statement on President Donald Trump’s budget blueprint:

“A budget is a statement of our nation’s values. We should be making investments in policies that create good-paying jobs here in America and provide more opportunity for working families. Greater economic security for hardworking middle class Michiganders should be our top focus. Unfortunately, the President’s budget does not reflect these values.

“The President wants huge increases in defense programs – $54 billion in more spending that the military and generals haven’t even asked for. His budget also makes drastic cuts to domestic programs and agencies like the Environmental Protection Agency. Slashing billions of dollars from the EPA, which is charged with protecting our air and water, is dangerous and would gut the agency focused on preventing the next Flint water crisis. This is not the responsible federal budget that my constituents expect and deserve.”