Today, Congressman Cedric Richmond (LA-02) released the following statement on the budget introduced by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan:
"I am absolutely disgusted by the "new" Ryan budget because once again, it confirms that House Republicans have chosen to neglect the most vulnerable among us and endanger hard-won health care gains, said Congressman Cedric Richmond."
"This budget is full of stale and dangerous proposals that gut programs that invest in health care, education and infrastructure, programs that Louisiana's working families need. My Republican colleagues are focused solely on cutting spending when the best way to reduce the deficit and pay down the debt includes making smart investments. Infrastructure, education, dredging and innovation are all smart investments that would ultimately pay down the debt. This is how we take active steps towards investing in the American people.
We need to prioritize those who look to our leadership to provide critical investments for their future and that of their families. The Ryan Budget completely discounts the importance of this."