Congressman Cedric Richmond (LA-02) released the following statement in response to House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan's "Path to Prosperity" budget plan:
"House Republicans are, once again, submitting a shameful budget that jeopardizes the future of America," said Congressman Richmond. "This budget would endanger health care coverage for over 60 million Americans, including 16 million seniors. It ends Medicare and Medicaid as we know it and hamstrings congressional authority by capping annual spending on a long list of critical priorities.
"Our way of life in Louisiana would be vastly different under the Ryan budget. Our children would have severely decreased access to quality education from Head Start through college; our needy families would find it harder to feed their kids; our small businesses and communities would receive less economic development and technical assistance. Fiscal recovery must be a shared sacrifice. I cannot accept a budget that's balanced on the backs of our most vulnerable citizens."