This week, Republicans in the House passed a budget proposal which would end the Medicare guarantee and increase costs for seniors, eliminate jobs, and cut taxes for the wealthy at the expense of middle- and working-class families. This went against everything I have heard from my constituents who regularly reach out to urge Congress to pass a budget that works for all of us.
The Democratic budget proposal did just that by preserving the Medicare guarantee, investing in our recovering economy, setting us on a sustainable fiscal path, and calling upon all Americans to contribute their fair share to America's future. The Democratic budget proposal addressed the challenges we face and helps to restore the promise of our American Dream. Our budget made critical investments in education, innovation, infrastructure, and energy security, while also preserving our commitment to the brave men and women in the military who have so valiantly served our nation.
While the Democratic budget proposal did not pass the House, I remain hopeful that popular support for many of its proposals will encourage Republican leadership to bring them to a vote. In this time of recovery, we should all come together to support initiatives that will put Americans back to work and grow the economy--not cut programs that seniors and middle- and working-class families rely on.