WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) issued the following statement after President Trump released his fiscal year 2018 budget:
“Today, President Trump delivered a budget that balances in ten years, reduces wasteful Washington spending, and lays out his clear vision regarding many important policies under our Committee’s jurisdiction. He prioritizes reforming our broken tax code so workers can keep more of their hard-earned dollars. He also takes steps to protect workers and businesses by strongly enforcing our trade agreements and holding our trading partners accountable. His budget also focuses on helping people in poverty find a job, earn a paycheck, and climb the economic ladder by rewarding work. And he echoes House Republicans’ efforts to fix our broken health care system so Americans have more choices at lowers costs. By placing an emphasis on reducing waste, fraud, and abuse, President Trump’s budget also takes steps to ensure every dollar invested in important federal programs is truly helping individuals and families.
“Ways and Means Republicans look forward to working with the President and his team on these important priorities.”