Congresswoman Lee’s Statement on House Republican Budget

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Lee released the following statement on the House Republicans Fiscal Year 2019 budget resolution:

“The federal budget is a moral document. It shows the principles and priorities of a nation. The budget introduced by House Republicans this week clearly shows how little they value American families.

“Speaker Ryan has taken every opportunity to attack the basics that families rely on – like health care, social security, affordable education and clean air and water. This budget is no different.

“The GOP budget is a direct consequence of their massive tax scam. After giving trillions to millionaires, billionaires, and corporations, Republicans are now handing the bill to hardworking Americans. This budget makes massive cuts to essential health, education, housing, and social programs, all to cover tax cuts given to the wealthy. Without this critical funding, families, students, the elderly, veterans, and retirees will suffer.

“This Republican budget resolution makes their intentions obvious: enrich the elites at the expense of the poor and working class. As a member of the Budget and Appropriations committees, I will not let this stand. I’ll be working to halt this destructive agenda, because the American people should not have to pay the price for Republican greed.”