On House Republican Budget Proposal

President Obama and Congress have presented America with a budget that is a detailed blueprint for economic recovery that will cut the deficit we inherited, cut taxes for middle-income Americans, and create jobs by building a new, clean energy economy, investing in education to prepare workers for the jobs of today and tomorrow, and making health care more affordable and accessible for all Americans.

In contrast, House Republican leaders today offered a document with little detail that would lead us back to the failed Bush economic policies that the American people have soundly rejected. House Republicans even propose to repeal the critical investments of the recently enacted American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, which will create 3.5 million jobs and is already helping to put people back to work.

House Republican leaders have proven once again that they are the party of 'no'– no new ideas and no innovative solutions. I urge Republicans in the House to reject the failed budget priorities endorsed by their leadership and join House Democrats next week in passing President Obama's budget and moving America in a New Direction.

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