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Lipinski and Blue Dog Co-Chairs React to President Trump's Budget

Today, the co-chairs of the fiscally responsible Blue Dog Coalition - Reps. Dan Lipinski (D-IL), Jim Costa (D-CA), and Henry Cuellar (D-TX) - issued the following statement on President Trump’s budget:

“The Blue Dogs have a strong history of influencing the budget debate in Congress with a bipartisan approach and commonsense solutions.  We will continue working across the aisle, leading the way to pursue fiscally-responsible policies that balance our budget and reduce our unsustainable debt.

“Real solutions that create economic growth demand a budget proposal with realistic growth assumptions and accurate accounting.  Developing a budget that is right for America should not be done in a partisan way.  Republicans and Democrats must work together.  That’s what the American people expect of us: to do our jobs and govern.  We look forward to working with our Republican and Democratic colleagues to find a long-term, comprehensive solution that responsibly balances America’s budget.”