Schumer Statement on House Passage of the FY2018 Budget

October 26, 2017

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement in response to the House passage of the FY2018 budget:

“The Trump Republican budget takes a sledgehammer to Medicare and Medicaid while greasing the skids for a tax bill that would raise taxes on middle class families while giving the wealthy and giant corporations a tax break and blowing a huge hole in the deficit.

“The struggle Republicans had in passing the budget shows how uncomfortable many of them are with eliminating the state and local deduction. In the weeks ahead, Democrats will do everything we can to preserve it and work to defeat any tax proposal that favors the wealthy few over the middle class many.”