McMorris Rodgers Statement on the President’s Budget

WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 23, 2017)–Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) released the following statement after the Trump administration released its proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2018:

“The President has made very clear that national security and defense are his top priorities, and this budget reflects that. Congress will now do its part to review this budget blueprint. While we’re ultimately the ones who control the power of the purse, I look forward to working with my colleagues and the administration on making sure the American people’s priorities are met.”

As the Congresswoman told the Spokesman-Review earlier today:

“The federal budget program is broken and needs an overhaul, McMorris Rodgers said. Congress should review all federal spending and consider ‘zero-based budgeting’ a process in which all agencies start with no money and all expenses are justified each year.”

NOTE: Earlier this month, the Congresswoman released this statement after the People’s House voted on legislation to fund the government for the remainder of the year. Here is a list of funding priorities specific to Eastern Washington in the FY 2017 government funding bill. 

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