Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement on President Biden’s FY23 discretionary budget request:
“Today, President Biden submitted to the Congress a strong, visionary budget request that would make progress For The People. As our nation continues our record-setting recovery from the pandemic, the Biden budget would help meet the needs of America’s families.
“This bold fiscal blueprint proposes deeply needed investments in communities across the country to help lower the everyday costs weighing on families, grow workers’ paychecks and create good-paying jobs – all while ensuring the wealthiest few pay their fair share. The investments proposed in the Biden budget demonstrate a strong focus on ensuring community safety, with more investments in police and violence prevention. It would also invest in national security, as America continues to counter Russia’s unprovoked war in Ukraine. At the same time, the Biden budget reflects Democrats’ continued commitment to fiscal responsibility. Our economic strategy has put the nation on track to slash the deficit by an historic $1.3 trillion this year, and this proposal aims to build on this progress by further reducing the deficit by more than $1 trillion over the next decade.
“President Biden’s budget request honors this truth: our federal budget must be a statement of our national values. The Congress looks forward to working with the Biden Administration to pass a budget that will serve as a crucial foundation for our continued work Building a Better America.”
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