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Foxx Statement on President's FY 2018 Budget Proposal

WASHINGTON - Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., chairwoman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, issued the following statement after President Trump released his budget for fiscal year 2018:

"Students, workers, and small businesses cannot succeed in an economy that is crippled by too much government and too much debt. During the last eight years, we were told time and again that more spending on more programs would lead to more prosperity. Hardworking taxpayers were burdened by new programs they couldn’t afford, yet they never experienced the prosperity they were promised. 

"For too many years, the federal government has not lived within its means because policymakers have not set real priorities. The president’s budget proposal reflects the consequences of this failed approach, as well as the urgent need for tough choices and bold solutions to pursue a more responsible course. 

"As I said earlier this year, no one will agree with every proposal outlined in this budget. It is now up to Congress to review the details and establish important priorities. I look forward to working with my colleagues and the administration to advance much-needed reforms that deliver relief for America’s taxpayers and empower families and job creators to succeed."


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