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Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) released the following statement on President Trump’s budget proposal:

“President Trump’s budget is not just the wrong approach, but a recipe for fewer jobs, lower incomes and less opportunity for Pennsylvania families. It cuts Social Security, decimates Medicaid and ends the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) - it is an extreme document that reads like a wish list of special interest giveaways and is riddled with broken promises. This budget cuts services for middle class families, children, seniors and those with disabilities all in order to give massive tax cuts to the wealthiest Americans and big corporations. Under this budget, millionaires get a massive tax cut and middle class families get stuck with the bill, it’s that simple. In particular, this budget will devastate Pennsylvanians living in rural communities by decimating Medicaid and cutting vital economic development programs. Instead of keeping his promises, this budget is further evidence that President Trump has fully embraced the agenda of far right congressional Republicans, which prioritizes tax cuts for those at the very top above all else.”