Congressman Tim Ryan Blasts Republican Budget Proposal

Mar 18, 2015 Issues: Helping Working Families

Washington, DC – Congressman Tim Ryan made the following statement today in response to the Republican budget: 

The Republican budget unveiled today is yet another example of just how out of touch the conservative-wing of Congress has become with the challenges faced by everyday Americans. This budget will make it harder to buy a home, harder to send your kid to college, and harder for our seniors to afford their prescription drugs and medical bills. The Congressional Republicans callously continue to put the squeeze on hardworking families with this proposal, in order to give more tax breaks to the ultra-wealthy and special interest groups.

Furthermore, this budget will repeal the Affordable Care Act, a law that has enabled 16.4 million Americans to have health insurance and decreased our nation’s uninsured rate by 35%, the largest drop since the creation of Medicare and Medicaid. It is simply heartless for Republicans to rip the security that health care provides for many American families around the country.

This is the same type of budget that shut the government down in 2013 and cost the American people $24 billion. Congressional Republicans should not make that mistake again. They should give up on this extreme, partisan plan, set aside their rhetoric, and work with Democrats to pass a bipartisan budget that can create the framework we need to lead our nation forward.