FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 10, 2020
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Nanette Diaz Barragán made the following statement about the budget proposal President Trump released to Congress today:
“President Trump’s budget is mean-spirited, partisan and harmful to working families and the environment.
“This budget makes clear who is important to the president and who is not. While it extends tax breaks for millionaires and big corporations, it cuts Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, SNAP, the Children’s Health Insurance Program, and other programs that low- and middle-income families depend on.
“Instead of funding solutions to our most pressing issues, this budget cuts lifesaving medical research programs at the National Institutes of Health and it cuts climate science research programs at NOAA. It slashes the Department of Energy’s Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Program, undermining our drive for clean energy technology.
“On issue after issue, this budget is a step in the wrong direction.”
Nanette Diaz Barragán is proud to represent California’s 44th Congressional District, which includes the communities of Carson, Compton, Florence-Firestone, Lynwood, North Long Beach, Rancho Dominguez, San Pedro, South Gate, Walnut Park, Watts, Willowbrook and Wilmington.