Perlmutter Statement on President Obama’s 2016 Budget Proposal

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Washington, DC, February 2, 2015 | comments

U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) issued the following statement today on the release of the President’s Fiscal Year 2016 budget proposal:

“I’m pleased to see the President’s budget today. I think his priorities align with what I’ve been working on for several years now and that is a focus on supporting hard working families to get ahead by growing salaries and wages, expanding tax credits for working parents to help afford child care and college tuition, and ensuring a comfortable retirement.  I support the President’s vision of growing the middle class and giving all Colorado families the opportunity to share in our economy’s growth, not just corporate CEO’s and the wealthiest among us.  

However, Republicans have yet to fully fund the government through 2015, leading us down the path of a partial government shutdown in less than a month and placing our national security in jeopardy.  Therefore, I’m introducing a bill that would provide the President flexibility from releasing his budget if Congress hasn’t fully funded the government through the previous fiscal year.  In order to appropriately respond to any emerging or ongoing threats, we must ensure the Department of Homeland Security has adequate resources to ensure the safety and security of our country.”

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