Congresswoman Diana DeGette

Representing the First District of Colorado
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DeGette: President’s Short-Sighted Budget Request is Dangerous

Mar 16, 2017
Press Release

Washington, DC Congresswoman Diana DeGette (D-CO), Chief Deputy Whip, said President Donald J. Trump's first budget request is short-sighted and would be ruinous for the United States.

"This proposal shows that President Trump's priorities are dangerous,"  DeGette said. "I am especially concerned that the president plans to gut the State Department, the Environmental Protection Agency and the National Institutes of Health.

"Republicans and Democrats alike have expanded NIH over time to support vital research that has helped Americans live longer and healthier lives. The EPA has promoted safe water, air and soil in this country for 46 years. And State protects long-term American interests and works to improve security around the world.

"If this short-sighted budget request is enacted as-is, it will be calamitous for our country," DeGette concluded. "Everyone supports strong national defense, but this plan beefs up military spending at the cost of ensuring a healthy, safe future for all through peaceful means."