Roby Statement on President Trump’s Budget
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R-Ala.) today released the following statement upon President Trump submitting his Fiscal Year 2018 budget to Congress:
“The release of President Trump’s budget blueprint to Congress marks an important step in funding our federal government through the appropriations process. The House Appropriations Committee is wasting no time going about this work and is holding multiple budget hearings with Trump Administration officials this week. In fact, this morning the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee was pleased to welcome Chiefs from the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force for a briefing to review funding levels for our men and women in uniform.
“When it comes to the federal budget, my priorities are simple: we need to rein in wasteful spending to balance the budget, restore military funding, and ensure critical national needs like border security and veterans services are properly funded. I’m optimistic our unified Republican government can craft sensible spending policies for the nation, and I’m honored to play a role in this process on the Appropriations Committee."
Roby is a member of the Appropriations Committee, which has jurisdiction over all discretionary spending legislation. She serves on subcommittees for Defense; Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies; and Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies.
On Wednesday the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee will hold a budget hearing with commanders from the National Guard and Reserve. Also on Wednesday the Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Subcommittee will hold a budget hearing with Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. On Thursday the Commerce, Justice, and Science Appropriations Subcommittee will hold a budget hearing with Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross. Roby is scheduled to participate in each hearing.