Washington, D.C. - Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today on President Obama's budget request for fiscal year 2012:
“Our federal budget must be a statement of our values as a nation, reflecting the best interests of the American people, and making the tough choices necessary to keep our country strong, our communities secure, and our economy growing.
“The President's budget takes critical steps forward toward fulfilling these goals, while helping us live within our means and reducing the deficit. We must do more to expand economic opportunities that create jobs, grow our economy, strengthen innovation, and keep America competitive.
“Democrats stand committed to work with the President and Congressional Republicans to get our fiscal house in order, attack waste, fraud, and abuse in the budget, and invest in jobs and economic growth.”