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 –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.
WASHINGTON – Steve Mnuchin, a member of the next Administration’s executive committee and transition team told reporters Thursday that they are “looking at the creation of an infrastructure bank to fund infrastructure investments.”
WASHINGTON, DC — The full House of Representatives unanimously approved bipartisan legislation led by Congressmen Todd Young (R-IN) and John Delaney (D-MD) that expands the use of evidenced-based interventions within the federal government, while driving taxpayer savings. It is the first reform bill of its kind that brings the pay-for-performance model into social and public health sphere. Senators Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) are the lead sponsors of similar companion legislation in Senate.
WASHINGTON – The House of Representatives has passed a bipartisan amendment by Congressman John K. Delaney (MD-6) to increase federal support for the Fisher House Foundation, a non-profit that partners with the military to provide free lodging near Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and military hospitals to the families of veterans and service-members receiving care. The Delaney Amendment was considered during floor debate on Wednesday and was adopted by voice vote.
WASHINGTON – Congressman John K. Delaney (MD-6) has been named a Fiscal Hero by the Campaign to Fix the Debt for the 114th Congress. To be named a Fiscal Hero, lawmakers must distinguish themselves by casting fiscally responsible votes, prioritizing the national debt as a top issue and working within their party and on a bipartisan basis to improve the nation’s fiscal future.