July 13, 2017

Van Hollen Statement on CBO Analysis of Trump Budget

Today U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen issued the following statement on the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) analysis of President Trump's Fiscal Year 2018 budget:

"This CBO score proves what we've suspected all along: President Trump's budget balances only if you ignore basic math. But the real problem with his budget is that it betrays his campaign promises to create an economy that helps working families, to protect vulnerable Americans, and to strengthen rural America. Marylanders would be harmed by his proposal to slash investments to modernize our infrastructure, to boost medical research, and to protect the Chesapeake Bay. President Trump claims this budget puts 'America First' - but the only winners I see are the very wealthy and powerful special interests, not the hard working Americans he promised to fight for."