Congresswoman Dina Titus of Nevada's First District released the following statement today on the House Republican Budget for Fiscal year 2014:
"Today the Republicans introduced an uncompromising budget proposal that is not only out of touch with Nevada priorities, but threatens programs that are vital to seniors, women, children, veterans, and low-income families. Instead of laying out a plan to grow and strengthen the middle class, the Republican budget shrinks investment in infrastructure and education, repeals the Affordable Care Act, and ends the Medicare guarantee for future generations. The Economic Policy Institute estimates that the House Republican budget would result in 2 million fewer American jobs in 2014 alone, would decrease our country's gross domestic product by 1.7 percent, and threaten our nation's economic recovery.
"The federal budget is a blueprint for our nation's future; it is a statement of our national priorities and should be based on a balanced approach. Our budget should be a path forward for a strong middle class and a serious investment in the next generation of Americans. To achieve this, we must pass a fair and balanced budget that encompasses all of our funding priorities and makes real investments in our nation's long-term economic stability."