Congressman Bobby Rush

Representing the 1st District of Illinois
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Rush Statement on President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Proposal

Apr 11, 2013
Press Release

CONTACT: Debra Johnson
(202) 679-0381

WASHINGTON — Congressman Bobby L. Rush released the following statement today after President Barack Obama announced his budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2014:

“The President’s budget will pave the way for a clear fiscal road ahead by making investments in economic growth, fostering job creation and expanding the middle class.”

“President Obama’s budget proposal is a balanced agreement that addresses the sequester, deficit spending and CPI benefits to make way for investments in infrastructure and making America a hub for manufacturing.  This budget intends to put Americans back to work, takes a balanced approach to reducing the nation’s long-term deficit and protects the most vulnerable citizens.  The President lays out a plan, that in this difficult fiscal climate, reduces spending, but asks the wealthiest Americans to pay their fair share.  The House and Senate have passed their budget proposals; now Democrats and Republicans must come together to keep America moving forward.”