Senator Murray skewers Trump’s proposed budget

Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) said President Trump’s budget proposal — released Friday morning — was going nowhere fast.

Washington state’s senior senator released the following statement on Trump’s budget proposal:

“This budget is a direct attack on workers, families, women, seniors, and the middle class — and it represents just the latest of the many broken promises from President Trump.

“By slashing investments in jobs and middle class priorities while saying he will cut taxes for millionaires, billionaires, and massive corporations — President Trump is making it clear who he stands with and who he fights for. But families in Washington state and across the country want a budget that invests in them, their communities, and their futures — and Democrats are going to be fighting by their side and against this Trump budget, along with any Republican willing to put people above politics and join us.

“Speaker Ryan and I worked together in 2013 on a bipartisan budget deal that increased investments in health care, education, jobs and defense investments and set the framework for continued bipartisan work to write budgets and avoid government shutdowns. We made it clear that the path forward on bipartisan budgets includes the principle of parity—restoring investments equally across defense and domestic priorities. Today, President Trump ran away from that bipartisan deal and put us back on the path of budget gridlock, partisanship and crises. Democrats are ready to get to work on a fair budget that invests in our workers and families and doesn’t include poison pill riders — but this partisan Trump budget is an absolute non-starter.”

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