Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) issued the following statement today regarding House and Senate Republicans’ Joint Budget Resolution for Fiscal Year 2018:
“Budgets are statements about our values. This budget resolution will harm seniors, veterans, children, and working families – all to pave the way for tax cuts that give 80% of the benefits to the top 1%. Meanwhile, the House and Senate GOP have thrown out even the pretense of caring about fiscal responsibility, voting to add another $1.5 trillion to the national debt, the burden of which will fall heavily on our children.
“Instead of exploding the national debt to benefit the top 1%, we should be taking real actions to boost our economy, like investing in education, job training, and rebuilding our crumbling national infrastructure, and taking bipartisan steps to lower our national debt.
“The values and priorities of the GOP are wrong for the economy, wrong for the hardworking men and women of our country, and wrong for our children.”