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Schatz Statement On President Trump's Budget Proposal

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, released the following statement on President Donald Trump’s budget proposal.

“The president’s budget proposal is simply that – a proposal.  It’s not going to happen. If enacted, President Trump’s proposed budget cuts would have a terrible impact on Hawai‘i, but Congress holds the purse strings, not the president.  We will not cede that responsibility, and as a member of the Appropriations Committee, I will fight to make sure we protect federal funding for Hawai‘i.”