WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Representative Derek Kilmer (D-WA) released the following statement after voting against the House Republican budget proposal.
“A budget is a reflection of our values. It’s not simply numbers on a spreadsheet. Our nation’s budget shows what we care about; and what as a nation we aspire to be. The budget the House passed today fails to live up to our values and aspirations. It fails to make the kinds of investments in infrastructure and economic growth that will create new jobs, it unfairly squeezes dedicated federal workers who make a meaningful impact on our region every single day, and it will hurt our efforts to protect the Puget Sound and our region’s natural resources. I will continue to call on Democrats and Republicans to come together on a smart budget that supports middle-class families and moves our country forward.”