WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), Ranking Member of the Joint Economic Committee, released the following statement on President Trump’s FY2018 budget:
“President Trump’s budget does nothing but abandon the hard-working Americans and rural communities he promised to fight for, while providing tax breaks to the wealthy. This proposal stacks the deck against the most vulnerable Americans and cuts $3.6 trillion from critical investments in families, communities, and industries that will create the jobs of the future.
“President Trump’s budget would hit New Mexico especially hard by slashing Medicaid, cutting economic development for rural communities, and restricting access to affordable food for low-income families.
“A budget should be a reflection of our core values and principles—yet President Trump’s budget is filled with broken promises to those who need our help the most. New Mexico families deserve a budget that rewards work, strengthens working families, and promotes economic opportunity. Unfortunately, President Trump’s budget does not meet this standard.”