Mar 16 2017
WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Lee (R-UT) released the following statement regarding the Trump Administration’s budget:
“President Trump’s budget is a solid step towards addressing the gross over-spending that is driving our national debt,” Lee said. "Many of the programs eliminated by Trump’s budget can and should be financed by state and local entities, and Trump should be commended for making some of the tough calls necessary to move our country in a direction of solvency, with the principle of federalism in mind."
Also,” Lee continued, “while our intentions abroad are oftentimes noble, it is important to remember that we have many pressing needs at home. We should prioritize spending that will address these domestic needs, thus fulfilling our promise to put Americans first again. The defense of our nation, on the other hand, is one of the few constitutional spending obligations we have, and we should continue to proceed with these budgets carefully and prudently.”
Senator Lee looks forward to working with his congressional colleagues to craft and pass a balanced, fiscally sound budget in the coming months, ending our country’s habit of kicking the can down the road and governing through continuing resolutions.