Congressman Evans Calls Trump Budget an Attack on Middle Neighborhoods

May 23, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 23, 2017) – Today, Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-02) released the following statement on how President Trump’s Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Request is another attempt by the Administration to cut resources that America’s Middle Neighborhoods rely on to remain competitive.

“The President talks about putting country first yet his budget does no such thing,” Congressman Evans said. “There is a big difference between campaigning and governing. It’s time for the Trump Administration to demonstrate they know how to govern. We have yet to see them do so.”

“The Trump Budget makes deep cuts to social safety net programs that children, parents, seniors and veterans in our neighborhoods rely on for stability and survival,” Evans said. “A budget is a moral document and this one shortchanges the American people. The President plans to cut the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Under the President’s Budget SNAP would be cut by $193 billion over the next ten years, this would have a crippling impact on hard-working Pennsylvanians throughout the Commonwealth.”

“Now is not the time to cut key programs that help build healthy neighborhoods,” Evans said. “Instead we need to make investments in our food policy, strengthening the social safety net, education policy, and ensuring that businesses and individuals have access to capital and credit, policies that put America’s Middle Neighborhoods back on top.”

Congressman Evans spoke on the House Floor about the President’s Budget earlier today. Follow this link to listen to his speech:


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