Pelosi Statement on President Obama’s 2017 Budget Proposal

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement on the President’s Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Request:

“The President’s 2017 budget request calls on Congress to embrace the full possibility of America and America’s hard-working families.  It is a bold, forward-looking plan for a new American future fueled by innovation, world-class education, and respect for the needs of working families.

“The President’s budget honors the bipartisan agreement signed into law last fall and charts a new course for growth.  Under this budget, we double investment in clean energy R&D, create the industries and jobs of the future, embrace 21st Century transportation, and launch Vice President Biden’s Moonshot to end cancer.  We empower hard-working families with expanded tax credits and access to quality child care, lift striving students with strengthened Pell Grants, and enact long-overdue comprehensive immigration reform.  We build on our success in reducing health care cost growth, support our national security and energize our economy.

“The President has presented a strong, fiscally-responsible plan to create good-paying jobs, expand opportunity and increase the paychecks of hard-working American families.  While Republicans cling to a narrow, special-interests-first program for our future, Democrats will stand with the President’s vision for a new American era of prosperity, opportunity and ambition.”