Congressman Eric Swalwell released the following statement after he voted "no" on the budget put forth by the Republican House Leadership.
"The Ryan-Republican budget reflects the priorities that Americans rejected soundly last fall in the election. It asks too much of middle and low-income Americans, but nothing from those at the highest income. It implements European-style austerity to finance tax breaks for the rich, and slashes critical federal investments in health care, education, clean energy and research & development.
"Once again, the Ryan-Republican budget turns Medicare into a voucher system, meaning seniors will pay more and receive fewer benefits. I was proud to vote in favor the House Democratic budget alternative introduced by Rep. Chris Van Hollen, which prioritizes growth, maintains our investments in education, energy, research and infrastructure, preserves the Medicare guarantee and asks the wealthiest Americans to pay their fair share. Americans deserve an honest budget that is fiscally responsible and promotes economic growth."