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Initial Statement from Chairman Yarmuth on the President’s 2021 Budget

Feb 9, 2020

Washington, D.C.— Kentucky Congressman John Yarmuth, Chairman of the House Budget Committee, issued this statement following initial reports on President Trump’s budget for Fiscal Year 2021:

“Judging by initial reports, this destructive and irrational President is giving us a destructive and irrational budget. Just six short months ago, the President signed a bipartisan two-year budget deal into law but now, the President is apparently going back on his word. Instead, he is proposing deep cuts to critical programs that help American families and protect our economic and national security. Furthermore, the budget reportedly includes destructive changes to Medicaid, SNAP, Social Security, and other assistance programs that help Americans make ends meet – all while extending his tax cuts for millionaires and wealthy corporations. Congress will stand firm against this President’s broken promises and his disregard for the human cost of his destructive policies.”