WASHINGTON D.C. – Members of Maine’s congressional delegation are concerned with a budget plan unveiled today by President Trump.
It includes $1.7 million in spending cuts over ten years, slashing medicaid, food stamps and other programs.
Senator Angus King released a statement saying he understands the need to work toward a more fiscally responsible budget, but he doesn’t believe the way to do it is to cut support for people who have fallen on hard times. He said proposed cuts to medicaid, the children’s health insurance program and LIHEAP will end up hurting people across Maine.
Senator Susan Collins said the presidents budget request is always subject to significant revisions in congress and this will be no different. She said she’ll work to make sure a revised budget will eliminate wasteful spending while also providing funding for smart investments, biomedical research, infrastructure and national security.