WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) released the following statement on President Trump’s budget blueprint for fiscal year 2018:
“The budget is a statement of our values as a nation, and the blueprint President Trump released today is an egregious affront to the values I believe set this nation apart in the world.
“This proposed budget fails to recognize that America’s strength and greatness rely on more than military might, but on investments in diplomacy, in children and working families, and in innovation, education and job training that help our families succeed and keep our nation competitive. This blueprint also eliminates vital programs that protect the environment and public health, including the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, which has been a bipartisan priority for decades.
“Those of us who live in the Great Lakes region know that these waters are more than a way of life – they are vital for clean drinking water, jobs and our economy. This shortsighted attempt to zero out funding for the GLRI is unacceptable, and I will work diligently with my colleagues – Democrats and Republicans – to fight this effort and other irresponsible cuts that jeopardize our state and the people I represent.”