Pearce Calls Trump Budget "Great First Step"

Mar 17, 2017

Credit Rep. Steve Pearce (R) New Mexico

Commentary: Congressman Steve Pearce today issued the following statement after the Trump administration released its budget blueprint for Fiscal Year 2018:

“As with every New Mexican family, the federal government must live within its means. The release of President Trump’s first budget is a great first step. I’m encouraged to see the President uphold his promise to the American taxpayers and take appropriate action to rein in our nation’s growing debt and deficit, getting America back on track towards a stable financial future. While the President is taking a responsible and necessary approach to provide a renewed investment in our nation’s military, he is also introducing large adjustments to other Department budgets that could have a negative effect on lower income, rural states, like New Mexico. This year, as in the past, Congress will work to eliminate unnecessary and duplicative programs within the government, while protecting the vital services that support the most vulnerable in our communities. I look forward to working with my colleagues in the House in this budget to create the strongest, most accountable budget possible for New Mexico and our nation.”