In response to the House Republican FY 2018 budget resolution, Congresswoman Gwen Moore (WI-04), Ranking Member on the Financial Services Subcommittee on Monetary Policy and Trade, released the following statement:
“In the House of Representatives, our legislative undertakings communicate powerful messages as to who we are and who we represent. But all too often, there are vast discrepancies between the values we publicly express and the values demonstrated through our actions. Nothing demonstrates such flagrant inconsistencies more than the 2018 House Republican budget proposal currently before congress.
“In May, Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney took to Fox News to assure the American people that ‘Republicans care about poor people. Republicans care about kids. Republicans care about the elderly.’ Yet, with trillions of dollars in cuts to Medicaid and Medicare and the offensive imposition of work requirements on those who rely on social welfare programs like the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, it is abundantly clear the House Republican budget greatly contradicts Director Mulvaney’s claim.
“Such an insensitive and draconian approach to our budget, coupled with the trillions of dollars in tax cuts to the wealthiest Americans at the expense of essential health, infrastructure, and jobs programs, speaks volumes as to who Republicans truly care about. I intend to stand up against this budget and speak out for the working families, children, seniors, and people with disabilities who would undoubtedly suffer under this spiteful proposal.”