Rep. David G. Valadao released the following statement in response to President Trump’s Fiscal Year 2018 Budget request.
WASHINGTON — On Tuesday, May 23, 2017, the White House published President Donald J. Trump’s Fiscal Year 2018 Budget request titled, “A New Foundation for American Greatness
.” In response to the President’s proposal, United States Congressman, and member of the House Committee on Appropriations, David G. Valadao (CA-21) released the following statement:
Congressman David G. Valadao represents the 21st Congressional District of California, which includes Kings County and portions of Fresno, Tulare, and Kern Counties.
“With our national debt rising over nineteen trillion dollars and an annual budget deficit of over five hundred billion dollars, the United States must work to reduce federal spending and protect our economy for the next generation of Americans.
However, as a Member of the House Appropriations Committee, I believe we must balance our duty to reduce spending with the needs of communities throughout the United States. It’s important to adequately fund the critical programs and services many Americans, like my constituents in California’s Central Valley, rely on every day.
As the Committee proceeds through the appropriations process, I look forward to working with both Republicans and Democrats to carefully consider future funding levels and enact responsible spending policies for all Americans.”