Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Mike Doyle (D-PA-14) issued the following statement today in response to the release of President Obama’s budget request for Fiscal Year 2016:
“I’m pleased to see that in this budget request, President Obama is following through on his State of the Union pledge to improve the lives of Middle Class Americans through lower taxes and policies to create more Middle Class jobs.
“I’m also pleased that President Obama’s budget proposes a substantial increase in investment in essential infrastructure like highways, bridges, and transit. I’ve been calling for such an increase for years, and I think it’s a good place to start this year’s budget debate.
“Under the President’s budget plan, these increased investments and Middle Class tax cuts would be paid for by eliminating tax loopholes for the rich and big corporations – so that the tax burden is more equitably distributed and the special interests that have benefited from the economic recovery pay their fair share of deficit reduction.
“The President’s budget represents a repudiation of sequestration and the misguided “austerity” approach that has slowed down the economic recovery for the last three and a half years. Republicans in Congress should stop sabotaging our nation’s economy and work with Congressional Democrats to enact a budget along the general lines the President has proposed.”
for pdfs of the FY 2016 Budget, fact sheets, and more from the Office of Management and Budget.
for a summary of the President’s FY 2016 budget prepared by the Democratic staff of the House Budget Committee.