Rep. Mike Levin Responds to Reckless Cuts in Trump’s FY 2021 Budget Proposal

February 10, 2020
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Mike Levin (D-CA) responded to President Trump’s Fiscal Year 2021 budget proposal, which includes reckless cuts to critical programs for American families most in need.

“The President’s latest budget proposal is an assault on programs that support the most vulnerable Americans,” said Rep. Levin. “If your family depends on nutrition assistance, disability benefits, or health care through Medicaid or Medicare, then the Administration is turning its back on you. With a 27 percent cut to the Environmental Protection Agency, the Administration is putting the wishes of big polluters ahead of the air we breathe and the water we drink. The budget proposal also drastically undermines American leadership around the world, with a 21 percent cut in foreign aid that plays a critical role in promoting security, stemming humanitarian crisis, improving public health, and more. If the President is serious about addressing our debt and reducing deficits, then he should start by reversing the massive giveaway that corporations and the wealthiest Americans received under the GOP tax scam, not by leaving working families with the bill. I’m ready to work with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to make smart investments in our veterans, the climate crisis, and more, but the President’s budget proposal is not an acceptable starting place.”