Ms. HANABUSA. Mr. Speaker, we will be voting on the Republican budget, better known as the Ryan budget, today. This budget has the distinction of actually being vetted by the voters of this country in the last election.
Voters said a resounding "no'': no to the end of Medicare as we know it, no to the Medicaid cuts, no to the repeal of ObamaCare, no to the protection of the tax cuts for the superwealthy, and no to balancing the budget on the backs of the middle class.
This Ryan budget plan that this body will vote on in a few hours does exactly these things again. For the third time, the voters have said "no.'' If we pass it, we are turning a deaf ear to the people.
I ask my colleagues to vote "no'' on the Ryan budget.