Rep. Delgado Statement on the Administration’s Budget Proposal
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative Antonio Delgado (NY-19) released the following statement in response to the Administration’s proposed budget:
“The Administration’s budget continues to throw tax breaks at the wealthy few at the expense of communities here at home in Upstate New York. It puts forth billions for a wall that Congress squarely rejected and increases military spending beyond what the Pentagon asked for while calling for drastic cuts in the programs that actually help folks here.
“The budget calls for repeal of the Affordable Care Act and devastating cuts to Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid; eliminates important rural development programs; and cuts crop insurance. It also makes severe cuts to education aid as well as critical environmental protections. It continues to balloon the deficit without investing in ways that provide real returns for everyday Americans in search of upward mobility and shared prosperity.”