Upton Statement on Administration’s Budget Proposal
Washington, May 23, 2017 | Lynn Turner/Tom Wilbur (202-225-3761/269-385-0039)
U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following statement after the Trump administration released their proposed Fiscal Year 2018 budget:
“As I’ve said before, the president’s budget proposal is just that: A proposal. Many of the proposed cuts to important domestic programs that many Michiganders rely on are, frankly, non-starters. Of particular concern is funding for our Great Lakes and the National Institutes of Health. This process is only beginning. I will continue to advocate for common-sense budgeting that reels in spending, makes government more accountable, but also properly funds essential programs the most vulnerable amongst us depend on.”
Funding for Fiscal Year 2017, which ends September 30, is locked in thanks to a bipartisan, bicameral agreement reached earlier this month. Upton has been a vocal opponent of previous budget requests that sought to slash important domestic programs, such as the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative and the National Institutes of Health.