Congressman Tim Ryan Statement on President Obama's Fiscal Year 2016 Budget

Feb 3, 2015 Issues: Helping Working Families

Washington, DC – Congressman Tim Ryan made the following statement today in response to President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2016 Budget:

I applaud President Obama for putting forward a common sense budget that will provide a clear path for our nation’s economic success. This budget will reverse harmful sequestration cuts and in turn make the critical investments into research, education and infrastructure that are needed to grow the middle class and accelerate the American economy. I am pleased to see $250 million allocated to protect the health and wellbeing of Ohioans by targeting harmful algal blooms in western Lake Erie and continuing to fund the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.

This budget will make education more affordable by giving students the ability to go to community college for two years, keeping student loans manageable, expanding education tax benefits, and ensuring Pell Grants are tied to inflation. Further, President Obama had the foresight to make much needed investments in manufacturing by creating a national network of manufacturing institutes. It also provides funding and cuts red tape to bring our nation’s infrastructure into the 21st century by rebuilding our dilapidated roads, bridges and water systems – which will create good paying American jobs and increase safety.

The President’s budget invests in an economy that rewards hard work, increases wages and allows everyone to share in the American Dream. As a member of the House Budget Committee I look forward to working with my colleagues to pass this budget and help move America forward.