Bennet Statement on President’s Budget Proposal

Washington, D.C. - Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today issued the following statement in response to President Trump's budget proposal:

"The President's budget is completely out of step with Colorado's priorities," Bennet said. "Over the past several months, I've not heard a single Coloradan ask for cuts to health care, education, or clean energy.

"The President's budget cuts $9 billion in education funding, leaving students and teachers with fewer resources for a great education. It slashes funding for innovative technologies and infrastructure in clean energy-a sector that is creating jobs across Colorado. It also reduces support for state programs that keep our air clean and the heat running in Colorado homes. And although the President has promised he would not cut Medicaid, his proposal does exactly that, abandoning our most vulnerable communities, especially those with children and individuals with disabilities."