02.02.15

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on President’s Budget Proposal

(Washington, D.C.) – U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), member of the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committees, released the following statement on President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2016 budget proposal.

“Budgets are statements of our values and our priorities as Americans. For me and for the people of Wisconsin, that means rewarding hard work and investing in stronger economic growth and security for the middle class, and not just for those at the top. I believe that we must build a stronger path to the middle class by investing in workforce readiness and affordable higher education, whether it’s college or technical school. We also must make a robust manufacturing economy a top priority and work to close the innovation deficit by investing in science, research and technology. I am pleased that the President’s budget proposal largely reflects these priorities, while making smart cuts to wasteful and unnecessary programs.

“However, the President’s budget proposal is far from perfect and falls short on a number of issues that are important to Wisconsin. As a member of the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committees, I look forward to using it as a starting point and working to ensure that Wisconsin’s priorities are protected as Congress writes bipartisan budget legislation this year.”

Audio of this statement can be found here.