Pelosi Statement on Trump Budget Summary

February 9, 2020
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement on President Trump’s FY2021 budget summary:

“The budget is a statement of values and once again the President is showing just how little he values the good health, financial security and well-being of hard-working American families.

“Year after year, President Trump’s budgets have sought to inflict devastating cuts to critical lifelines that millions of Americans rely on.  Less than a week after promising to protect families’ health care in his State of the Union address, the President is now brazenly inflicting savage multi-billion-dollar cuts to Medicare and Medicaid – at the same time that he is fighting in federal court to destroy protections for people with pre-existing conditions and dismantle every other protection and benefit of the Affordable Care Act.

“Americans’ quality, affordable health care will never be safe with President Trump.  The American people sent a Democratic House Majority to Washington to fight For The People to lower their health care costs, and that is exactly what we will continue to do.”