Statement on House Republicans' Introduction of Trump Rescissions Package
Portland, ME, May 10, 2018
PORTLAND, MAINE – Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine), member of the House Appropriations Committee, issued the following statement on the rescissions package submitted by President Trump that House Republican leadership introduced last night:
“If President Trump really cared about fiscal responsibility, he wouldn’t have signed a tax reform package that put us on the path to trillion dollar deficits with little benefit to working families. Now, generous tax breaks for the wealthy are being used to justify eliminating funds that, of all things, were set aside to provide children's health care and help disaster-struck communities recover. The Administration’s misplaced priorities couldn’t be any clearer.