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Indiana Reacts to the President's Budget Proposal

Republicans say some good things are being covered, while Indiana Democrats say there are too many cust to programs that help people.

WASHINGTON, D.C.--Pres. Trump's budget proposal does not balance, said White House Budget Office Chief Mick Mulvaney. But, some of Indiana's Congressional delegation believe it's putting money where it needs to go.

Republicans

“I support the administration’s focus on cutting wasteful spending. With entitlement programs being the key driver of our national debt, Congress must work with the administration to make the necessary reforms to get our fiscal house in orderm" said Rep. Jim Banks (R).

“The president’s budget prioritizes fully funding our men and women in uniform while also working to significantly reduce our nation’s deficit.”

“I am pleased to see funding prioritized for infrastructure, our military, and efforts to combat the opioid epidemic in the President’s budget proposal," said Sen. Todd Young (R).

"As Congress evaluates these budget recommendations, we must address the true drivers of our debt by strengthening our nation’s entitlement programs to ensure they are available for current beneficiaries and future generations. I look forward to working with my colleagues to accomplish this goal, and to ensure Hoosier priorities are adequately funded.”

Democrats

“Hoosier seniors have worked all their lives and paid into programs like Medicare and Social Security expecting to have a stable retirement waiting for them. These massive cuts to Medicare proposed in the Trump budget would shatter the promise our nation has made to these seniors,” said Michael Feldman, spokesman for the Indiana Democratic Party.

“Congressman Messer and Congressman Rokita are prepared to blindly follow this White House budget off a cliff and wage a war on Medicare, but they ought to remember one thing: taking away Hoosier seniors’ retirements doesn’t mean they can’t vote.”

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