Pelosi Statement on House GOP’s Missing Budget
June 19, 2017
Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement after House Republicans announced they would not have a markup of their FY2018 budget this week:
“Almost five months into the Trump Administration, House Republicans still haven’t met their most basic responsibility to pass a budget. The House GOP is now months behind the statutory budget deadline, deeply divided but unwilling to abandon their budget giveaways to the richest few.
“The budget is a statement of values. After the disaster of President Trump’s budget proposal, Republicans are rightly afraid of their budget exposing the GOP’s job-killing agenda to the American people. Instead of creating jobs or raising wages, Republicans are ransacking the future of seniors and working people in order to hand more tax breaks to billionaires.
“Time is quickly running out to pass a budget, enact appropriations bills and avert a catastrophic default on the debt. Even with control of the White House and majorities in Congress, Republicans have had nothing but chaos and cold-heartedness to offer American families.”