Washington, D.C. — Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, issued the following statement on the Fiscal Year 2018 budget that President Trump submitted to Congress.
“Last November, the American people voted to return jobs to the U.S., jumpstart our national economy, negotiate fairer trade deals and foster private sector innovation. Today, President Trump submitted his Fiscal Year 2018 budget that prioritizes economic prosperity without adding to our already crippling national debt. President Trump’s ‘skinny’ budget signals a return to a smaller government that finds itself less involved in regulating American lives.
“The Obama Administration added $9 trillion to our national debt, more than any other President in history. Recovering from this will require significant action from the Trump Administration. It will require more than just cutting spending, but a reform of our broken budget system, a revitalization of our economy, and reform of our tax code.
“I am confident that in partnership with Congress, the Trump Administration will improve government efficiency while ensuring ample funding levels to meet the needs of our military and American communities.”