WASHINGTON, D.C.— House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) released the following statement on President Trump’s announced budget proposal:
“I’m looking forward to reviewing the details of the President’s budget. As with any budget proposal, there are things to like as well as things I’d do differently. I appreciate the fact that President Trump has presented a budget that actually gets to a balance, and also focuses on growing our economy to put more money into the pockets of hardworking families. That’s a drastic change from the last eight years of President Obama’s fiscal irresponsibility with budgets that never balanced, and it demonstrates yet again that President Trump is putting the interests of American taxpayers first.
“I will also be working to ensure that any budget we pass in the House addresses the priorities important to Louisiana, including fiscal responsibility, increased energy production and the revenue sharing that goes along with it, so we can strengthen our energy security while also restoring our eroding coast.
“This is the starting point of an important conversation between Congress and the White House, and I look forward to continuing to work with President Trump to force Washington to live within its means in order to create more jobs and grow our economy.”