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Congressman Adriano Espaillat

Representing the 13th District of New York

REP. ADRIANO ESPAILLAT STATEMENT ON PRESIDENT TRUMP’S FY 18 BUDGET PROPOSAL

May 23, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.Rep. Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) released the following statement today in response to President Trump’s budget proposal for fiscal year 2018 released earlier today.

“As expected, President Trump’s budget proposal is cold and harsh toward the poor and those struggling to reach the middle class in America,” said Rep. Espaillat. “While significantly cutting the budgets for vital safety net programs such as Medicaid and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) that save millions of Americans from the deepest depths of poverty, and increasing the funding for defense spending, immigration raids, border patrol and building a divisive wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, Trump has essentially prioritized his own interests ahead of America’s poor and low-income families. This budget proposal is bad for America as it will burden our states and leave our most vulnerable communities behind.”

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