March 16, 2017

Congresswoman Watson Coleman Statement on President Trump’s FY2018 Budget Proposal

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman issued the following statement on President Donald Trump’s FY2018 Budget proposal:

“This budget proposal makes it abundantly clear that President Trump is not only furthering his attacks on working mothers and fathers and vulnerable communities, but he also seeks to halt the innovation, investments, and resources that have truly made our nation great. Funneling billions of dollars into military spending at the expense of our nation’s infrastructure, the education of our youth, protections for seniors, and clean air and water is simply disgraceful and exposes his true intention to make good on unrealistic campaign promises instead of prioritizing America’s best interests. Fortunately, this is solely a proposal, and leaves the onus on Congress to ensure the budget preserves and extends our nation’s prosperity, national security and the health of all Americans. Never would I have thought we’d have to defend these core values against a presidential administration.”