Pocan Statement on President Obama’s FY2016 Budget
Washington, D.C. — U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI), a member of the House Budget Committee, today released the following statement on President Obama’s fiscal year 2016 Budget:
“President Obama’s Budget reflects the country’s improving economy. As our economy rebounds from the recession, so should our investments to strengthen the middle-class. The President has laid out an aggressive agenda to make critical investments in our nation’s infrastructure, job training, and education. These investments will help boost the economy and raise the incomes of middle class families and those working to join the middle class.
“I also applaud the President for replacing the draconian sequester cuts which have squeezed investments in education and research. Now is the time to get rid of the austerity mentality some had during the recession and begin to reinvest in America’s hard-working men and women. President Obama has put forward a budget representing our priorities and values – responsibly growing the economy through critical investments in infrastructure, education, and scientific research.”
“As the budget process continues, I hope to work with the President and my colleagues in Congress to advance policies which will build on the progress our economy has made and put our country on track for long-term fiscal success.”