CRIST STATEMENT ON TRUMP ADMINISTRATION BUDGET

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Washington, March 16, 2017 | comments
Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) made the following statement in response to the Trump Administration's FY2018 budget plan released today:

"Budgets are statements of our values as a people. The statement made today by the Trump Administration is that climate change isn’t real, our environment is not important, diplomacy is a waste of time, medical breakthroughs aren't beneficial, the poor are on their own, and the arts, despite their small price tag, aren’t of significance," said Crist. "We can make sound fiscal decisions while also having the strongest national defense in the world. The President’s budget fails to strike the appropriate balance, and it is Congress’s job to reach a more responsible conclusion. I look forward to engaging in that fight."
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