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Maloney Lays Out Why Trump Budget is a No-Go For Hudson Valley Families, Farmers and Seniors

Feb 12, 2020
Press Release

Maloney Lays Out Why Trump Budget is a No-Go For Hudson Valley Families, Farmers and Seniors

Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) released an expanded statement in reaction to President Trump’s Fiscal Year 2021 budget proposal, which would slash federal funding for Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security.

“The president’s budget shows his willingness to put his campaign promises before the needs of hard-working New York families, seniors, and farmers. Not only does it rob the most vulnerable of the health care and financial security they rely on, but it puts it all on the credit card for our kids and grandkids.” 

“Cutting New Yorker’s Social Security and Medicare to pay for more handouts to powerful special interests won’t fly. Period.”  said Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney.

President Trump’s Fiscal Year 2021 budget plan hurts Hudson Valley families, farmers and seniors by:

Making Massive Cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security:

·       President Trump’s budget slashes half a trillion dollars from Medicare and cuts Social Security Disability Insurance.

·       His budget also cuts $900 billion from Medicaid, threatening the health care of seniors, limiting funds to rural hospitals, and harming the recovery of Americans seeking opioid addiction treatment.

Defunding Farmer Safety Net Programs:

·       President Trump’s budget will slash safety net programs for Hudson Valley farmers by $60 billion, including crop insurance subsidies, disaster assistance, farm payments, rural economic development programs, and important conservation programs. This comes as a record number of small and family farmers declare bankruptcy and face consolidation or closures.

Targeting Hungry Families:

·       This budget will cut nearly $200 billion from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), a critical lifeline for millions of families, veterans and seniors.

Hollowing Out Investments in Education and Job Training:

·       The president’s budget makes it harder for students to earn a better life by cutting access to student loan programs by $179 billion, and eliminating Public Service Loan Forgiveness programs, slashing billions from the Department of Education, and shrinking the Department of Labor’s important job training and re-training programs.

Slashing Infrastructure:

·       Despite promises of investing in infrastructure development, this budget will cut funding for the Department of Transportation by 13 percent. His budget also inflicts $1.7 billion of cuts on the Army Corps of Engineers, which leads repair and development projects for the Hudson Valley’s crumbling water infrastructure.

Defunding Clean Air and Clean Water Programs:

·       The President continues his attacks on protections for clean air, clean water and public lands with a massive 26.5 percent cut to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).