February 2, 2015

Sen. Whitehouse Statement on President’s Budget

Washington, DC – Today President Obama released his budget proposal for fiscal year 2016.  U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), a member of the Senate Budget Committee, released the statement below applauding the President’s proposal:

“The President’s budget would take significant steps toward a fairer tax system while also making major investments in our nation’s transportation infrastructure.  This is particularly important in Rhode Island, where we have some of the oldest roads and bridges in America and where new construction projects could provide badly needed jobs.  I’m also glad to see that the proposed budget would implement several policies I’ve been fighting for in the Senate, including the Buffett Rule for tax fairness and an Automatic IRA program to help millions of Americans save for retirement.  From tax credits for working families to paid sick leave, the President’s budget includes many bold proposals to help middle-class families succeed.  I look forward to debating the details of these and other provisions in the Budget Committee in the weeks ahead.”


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