Chairman Yarmuth comments on President’s 2020 budget

Chairman Yarmuth

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WTVQ) – Kentucky Congressman John Yarmuth, Chairman of the House Budget Committee, responded to President Trump’s 2020 budget proposal Tuesday during his opening statement.

Chairman Yarmuth says the Trump administration’s proposal is not usable, “I described the President’s first budget as a betrayal – harsh words for a harsh budget that abandoned working Americans and families. The second proposal continued this pattern, relying on extreme cuts to blunt the deficit-exploding impact of the Republican tax scam at the expense of those same working Americans and families.”

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Chairman Yarmuth says the third budget proposal is ‘more of the same’ and calls it, “a recipe for American decline and relies on a patchwork of gimmicks, fantasy projections, and extreme cuts that forfeit any responsibility for the well-being of the American people and our nation.”

Yarmuth says the proposed cuts, “are extreme to a level that is malicious…a level that is intended to do harm.” He concluded by sharing his hopes that they, “can conduct an open and honest examination of the priorities set forth by the Trump administration and begin to craft a budget that truly reflects the needs and priorities of the American people.”