Kilmer Statement on President Trump’s Budget Proposal

Washington, D.C. – Today, Representative Derek Kilmer (D-WA) released the following statement after President Trump officially released his Fiscal Year 2018 budget proposal. 

“I meet with hundreds of businesses and community groups every year, and I have never had a single one tell me that Congress should pass a budget that eliminates meals for seniors or guts food stamps for families in need,” said Kilmer, Vice Ranking Member for House Appropriations Committee. “Folks in our region want better roads and schools, more middle class jobs, and a brighter future for their kids. That’s why I’ll be working to oppose this proposal and instead pass a budget that reflects our values, and creates more opportunity for every American to compete in today’s economy.”