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Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty

Representing the 5th District of Connecticut


Esty on President Trump’s Budget: ‘A False Choice between Our National Security and the Security of Working Families’

February 28, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) today issued the following statement regarding President Trump’s 2018 budget:

“President Trump’s budget proposals set up a false choice between our national security and the security of working families. The fact is, we can and must stand for both.

“Just last week, President Trump pledged yet again to be a champion of the working man and woman. The budget details he has revealed so far represent a complete abandonment of that promise. This budget proposal would leave families in Connecticut and throughout the country with lower wages, fewer educational opportunities, decaying infrastructure, dirtier air and water, and less access to critical health care services. It’s my responsibility as a representative to stand against this misguided proposal and work toward a bipartisan budget that will strengthen working families, secure our national defense, and reflect our values as Americans.”