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Congresswoman Joyce Beatty

Representing the 3rd District of Ohio

Beatty Opposes House Republican FY2018 Budget Resolution

Oct 5, 2017
Press Release

Beatty Opposes House Republican FY2018 Budget Resolution

WASHINGTON, D.C. Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.Con.Res.71, a bill outlining the congressional budget for the federal government for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 and setting forth budgetary levels through (FY) 2027, by a vote of 218 to 206. Immediately following the vote, U.S. Congresswoman Joyce Beatty issued the following statement:

“I voted against the House Republican budget because it is a bad deal for seniors, students, veterans, people with disabilities and working families. Republicans want to gut Medicaid by more than $1 trillion, slash Medicare funding by nearly $500 billion, cut hundreds of billions of dollars from critical job-creating investments and initiatives, as well as veterans benefits and programs for working families, all while giving a massive, unnecessary, budget-busting tax cut to the super wealthy. Instead of writing a budget that hurts so many people—including the most vulnerable—Republicans would be wise to work with Democrats to deliver on their promise of ‘Building a Better America’ for all Americans, preserve middle class tax cuts, and not just line the pockets of the well-connected and richest 400 American families.”