President Obama today released his Fiscal Year 2015 Budget. U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23), a member of the House Appropriations Committee and a former member of the House Budget Committee, released the following statement:
"The President's budget calls for important, fiscally responsible investments in our future that would help create opportunity for all. It is a budget that reflects the values and priorities of the American people.
"The budget includes a number of important tax cuts for the middle class, making it easier to pay for child care, send kids to college, and save for retirement. The expansion and strengthening of certain tax credits will lift half a million people out of poverty and enable and encourage more people to work, thereby bolstering the economy.
"It is clear that hundreds of billions of dollars in deficit reduction will also be realized in this budget through efforts such as common sense, comprehensive immigration reform and effective implementation of the Affordable Care Act.
"Strategic investments in our infrastructure are also a highlight of the FY2015 budget, and I am thrilled about the $50 million request for the WAVE Street Car in Fort Lauderdale -- a critical and transformative transportation project that I have sponsored since my first term in Congress, which will spur economic development.
"This is a budget that puts South Florida and America on strong footing and moves our country forward, and I look forward to working with my colleagues to pass it."