Statement: Sanders on President’s Budget Proposal

WASHINGTON, February 1 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), a member of the Senate Budget Committee, issued the following statement today after President Obama sent Congress a $3.83 trillion budget proposal:

“There is a lot in the president’s budget that will be helpful to Vermonters, including major investments in child care, education, health care, renewable energy, affordable housing and tax breaks for middle-class individuals and small businesses.  As a member of the Budget Committee, I am also going to focus on deficit reduction and making sure that all agencies of government, including the Pentagon, get scrutinized, and that we move as fast as possible to eliminate all of the Bush tax breaks given to the wealthy and large corporations.”