President Trump’s Fiscal Year 2019 Budget

2019 Budget
Trump’s budget sets up our economy to fail by bankrupting the country.
On February 12th, the President unveiled his budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2019. This budget bankrupts the country – it doesn’t even come close to balancing – and sets our economy up to fail. Budgets are about priorities, and this one makes President Trump’s priorities clear: he does not prioritize fiscal sustainability; middle class workers and their families; investments in our economy; or stable, long-term funding certainty for our military and national security agencies. Middle class Americans should have no doubt, after seeing the tax law and this budget, that President Trump is looking out for the wealthy and not for them. His budget cuts investments in job creation, innovation, infrastructure, medical and scientific research, nutrition assistance, and law enforcement. It embraces TrumpCare, kicking millions of Americans off coverage and increasing costs for millions more. It also pursues deep cuts to Medicaid, putting care at risk for seniors in nursing homes, children with disabilities, and low-income families. This is an inefficient, ineffective, and irresponsible budget that ought to be rejected by the Congress. 
2019 Budget Related
Thank you, Chairman John Yarmuth and Ranking Member Steve Womack. 
3/6/19
I am glad that a federal judge today acted to prevent the Trump Administration from tampering with the 2020 Census.  Our founding generation created the decennial census in order to ensure an accurate count of all those living within our borders, subject to our laws, and participating in our economy.
1/15/19
Tonight, President Trump and Republicans chose to end their House Majority the way they have governed over the past two years, rejecting bipartisan compromise and embracing extremism, to the detriment of our country. 
12/21/18
WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) appeared on CNN's "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer" this evening to urge President Trump and Congressional Republicans to work with Democrats to fund government and avoid another Trump shutdown. Below are excerpts from the interview and a link to the video. 
 
12/21/18
My view is we ought to pass the agreement that we all thought had been agreed to by all parties including the President of the United States.
12/21/18
This morning, President Trump is gearing up to shut down the government over his costly, ineffective border wall that he knows cannot pass the Senate. A look at the headlines shows blame for this shutdown is going to land exactly where it belongs—with the man who said he would be “proud” to shut down the government for a “very long time” just ahead of Christmas.
 
12/21/18
What a sad day. Mr. Chairman [Rodney Frelinghuysen], I feel badly that you're leaving on this note.
12/20/18
What is happening now is continuation of the dysfunctional, deeply divided Republican Leadership and the Congress.
12/20/18
Instead of putting the Senate-passed CR on the Floor to prevent another Trump shutdown, Republican leaders are gearing up to put their CR/border wall funding bill on the Floor for a House vote. But there are some responsible Republicans out there who don’t agree with their leadership that they should shut down the government. Take a look:
 
12/20/18
Moments ago on the House Floor, Leader Pelosi offered a privileged resolution that would fund the remainder of government as well as extend a number of other critical programs through September 30, 2019. 
12/20/18
The disaster of Republicans’ dysfunctional House Majority of the past eight years is on full display. 
12/20/18
While we wait for House Republicans to meet with President Trump, here’s a reminder of who wants to shut down the government over a costly, ineffective border wall…
 
12/20/18
[Republicans] are just punting the ball down the road a little bit. Nothing is solved. We're just delaying the decision. 
12/19/18
Five of the 12 annual appropriations bills have already been signed into law after months of negotiations and bipartisan compromise.
12/19/18
President Trump’s choice of Mick Mulvaney as acting Chief of Staff is a deeply troubling indication that he is choosing confrontation over compromise.
12/15/18
As Congress quickly approaches the December 21st deadline to fund the remainder of government, House Democrats are committed to working on a bipartisan basis to avoid another Trump shutdown.
12/14/18
...The Republicans control the House, and they control the Senate. They could pass [legislation to fund government]. 
12/13/18
Two days ago, President Trump said he would “have [border wall funding] passed in two seconds” in the House. But a look at this morning’s headlines shows that House Republican leaders don’t actually have the votes:
 
12/13/18
With 10 days left until the December 21 funding deadline, President Trump isn’t working across the aisle to keep government open. Instead, he’s declaring to the American people that he would be proud to shut it down if he doesn’t get his way:
 
 
12/12/18
The President has said last year, he's repeated this year, and he repeated three times today how he would be proud to shut down the government, that he was looking forward to, and he would shut down the government. 
12/11/18
We all know President Trump loves to look at his own press coverage, but after declaring how proud he would be to shut down the government on national TV today, the headlines are pretty damning:  
 
12/11/18
We can pass [the Senate] bill [to protect Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation].
12/3/18
This afternoon, the House passed legislation to fund for the next fiscal year our military and critical programs that safeguard our nation’s health, educate our people, and protect our workers. 
9/26/18