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.”