Rep. Ami Bera: Proposed White House Budget is ‘Bad for California’
Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Ami Bera (D-CA) released the following statement after the White House released its proposed budget:
The budget that the White House put forward this morning is bad for Sacramento County, and it’s bad for California. Instead of making our middle class stronger, this budget will make it harder for hardworking Americans to get ahead. The entire family – children, working parents, and seniors – will be hit, and it’s going to hurt them.
This shortsighted budget makes it harder for our region to fund local projects, diminishes our ability to respond to floods or forest fires, damages our air and water, and hinders our children’s education all the way from kindergarten to their chances of getting an internship.
As a doctor, I’m outraged that this budget undermines American scientists who are on the brink of discovering lifesaving cures, and leaves us more vulnerable to global health epidemics like the Zika and Ebola Viruses. In the face of current global challenges, the drastic cuts to our international affairs programs will undermine America’s world leadership and threaten our security. The bottom line is that middle class families should not shoulder the costs of the President’s agenda.
Rep. Bera is one of only two Democratic doctors in the U.S. House of Representatives, and serves on the House Foreign Affairs Committee as Vice-Ranking Member.