Our federal budget should reflect our national priorities and values. In my view, that means that we’re supporting our troops and protecting our country, positioning the next generation to thrive, making sure that our veterans and seniors receive the benefits they deserve.
On budget matters, rather than careening from fiscal crisis to fiscal crisis, Congress should focus on passing a grand budget deal that reduces the deficit in a balanced way. We should do our job, which is to come together, negotiate in good faith, and find a solution. I support a balanced approach that fundamentally changes our fiscal trajectory and reduces our debt. In my role as a Freshman Class President, I hosted a bipartisan member briefing with Simpson and Bowles, and believe their balanced, data-driven, approach should be emulated in Congress.
In my view, the recent budgets offered by Congressman Ryan and supported by the majority in Congress are wrong for the country. I believe Democrats should lead on deficit reduction and entitlement reform and we should continue to reach across the aisle and push for a grand bargain budget deal along the lines of Simpson-Bowles.
Smart budgets include investments in the future, including proper support for education and job training, science and research, alternative energy, and infrastructure. The budget alternative authored by Rep. Van Hollen presented a better path. Our budget should be oriented towards positioning our country for the next century. Support for federal workers is critical: we can’t expect our federal government to be world-class by marginalizing its employees year after year.
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WASHINGTON – President Trump’s fiscal year 2018 budget, released this week, zeroes out funding for the National Biodefense Analysis and Countermeasures Center (NBACC) in Frederick, Maryland and calls for its closure. The NBACC is operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and is a one-of-a-kind facility dedicated to defending the United States against biological threats. The NBACC supports preparedness planning, intelligence assessments and bio-forensic analysis. The lab often assists the FBI in investigating bioterrorism and bio-crime and employs over 180 people.
WASHINGTON – On Tuesday, the White House released its budget proposal for fiscal year 2018. President Trump’s budget includes major cuts to education, environmental protection and cleanup, science and research, health care and the social safety net. The White House budget also includes $1.6 billion to build a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico and large tax cuts for the wealthy.
WASHINGTON – On Tuesday, the White House released its budget proposal for fiscal year 2018, which includes a 13% reduction in funding for the Department of Transportation along with a fact sheet in the budget’s appendix outlining a potential “infrastructure initiative” from the Administration. The fact sheet refers to $200 billion in outlays, but with little information on how the initiative will be funded or how it will work.
WASHINGTON – According to reports President Trump will unveil his tax reform proposal Wednesday. Since 2013, Congressman John K. Delaney (MD-6) has been the leading voice in Congress for using revenues from international tax reform to rebuild America’s infrastructure. Over 50 Democrats and 50 Republican have cosponsored Delaney legislation using this framework.
WASHINGTON –Congressman John K. Delaney urges the White House and the Trump Administration to focus on pairing infrastructure and tax reform in a letter sent today to President Donald J. Trump, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and the White House’s Chief Economic Advisor Gary Cohn.
WASHINGTON – Following the Republicans’ failure to keep their core campaign promise to repeal the Affordable Care Act and take away the health care coverage of 24 million people, Congressman John K. Delaney (MD-6) calls upon President Trump to avoid another policy debacle and focus on policies that actually benefit the United States and grow the economy.
WASHINGTON – Congressman John K. Delaney (MD-6) has filed today two bipartisan infrastructure bills that use revenues from international tax reform to rebuild America, create good-paying jobs and improve our economic competitiveness. As Congress and the White House debate America’s infrastructure policy, these two bills offer a framework that has bipartisan support and is fully paid-for.
WASHINGTON – Today President Trump released his first budget proposal, outlining his blueprint for the next fiscal year. The White House budget includes drastic cuts to domestic programs, including large reductions in education grants, transportation, science and research, economic development programs, and assistance to the poor.
GAITHERSBURG – Over 300 Marylanders attended a Seniors Workshop hosted by Congressman John K. Delaney (MD-6) today in Gaithersburg. The Workshop featured federal, state and local agencies and organizations that serve seniors, including Social Security, the Maryland State Health Insurance Program, the Montgomery County Office of Aging and Disability Services and AARP. The event was the 25th constituent services workshop Congressman Delaney has held since 2015 and gave local seniors an opportunity to speak directly with Delaney and with representatives from agencies and organizations.
WASHINGTON – The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) has awarded the City of Cumberland a $250,000 grant to conduct planning, engineering and design for road improvements on Baltimore Street and surrounding roads in Cumberland. The grant will be matched by investment from the City and is estimated to support 50 local jobs.