Congressman Donald Norcross

Representing the 1st District of New Jersey
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Norcross Statement House Republicans’ New Budget

Jul 18, 2017
News Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) issued the following statement in reaction to the House Republicans’ latest budget proposal:

“With this budget, Republicans have made it clear that the America they live in belongs to billionaires and that hard-working American families must shoulder the burden.

“The cuts they’re suggesting will fall heavily on programs serving low-income families, students struggling to afford college, seniors and people with disabilities.

“Horrifically, this budget erodes investments that are critical to expanding our economy. We need to be investing in research and development and building a 21st century clean-energy economy – instead of reducing funds for environmental protection and transportation programs.

“This budget won’t grow wages, it doesn’t prioritize infrastructure or education, but it does offer major tax cuts for the wealthy. We’ve seen mean-hearted, ineffective plans from Republicans before – and we’ve seen those trickle-down economic plans fail.

“I urge my colleagues to stop the pandering to the wealthiest people and corporations in this country and to remember who they are supposed to represent – middle-class, hard-working American families.”

Click here to read Rep. Norcross’ statement on President Donald Trump’s proposed new budget in May 2017.

Click here to read Rep. Norcross’ statement on President Donald Trump’s proposed “skinny” budget in March 2017.

Click here to read Rep. Norcross’ statement on the 2017 Omnibus Appropriations Bill in May 2017.

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Contact: Ally Kehoe, Communications Director
ally.kehoe@mail.house.gov