Crist Says He Looks Forward to Budget Fight
Congress needs to make sure the U.S. budget makes the “appropriate balance” between defense and other items.
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, D-St. Petersburg, says the budget proposed Thursday (March 16) by President Donald Trump fails to meet the needs of the poor, the environment and other items.
Here is Crist’s statement:
“Budgets are statements of our values as a people. The statement made today by the Trump Administration is that climate change isn’t real, our environment is not important, diplomacy is a waste of time, medical breakthroughs aren’t beneficial, the poor are on their own, and the arts, despite their small price tag, aren’t of significance.
“We can make sound fiscal decisions while also having the strongest national defense in the world. The President’s budget fails to strike the appropriate balance, and it is Congress’s job to reach a more responsible conclusion. I look forward to engaging in that fight.”
Crist represents the 13th Congressional District, which covers a portion of mid- and south Pinellas County.
For information about Crist, go to crist.house.gov.
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