March 09, 2023

New Democrat Coalition Statement Applauding President Biden’s Budget Proposal

Today, New Democrat Coalition (NDC) Chair Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Vice Chair for Communications Brad Schneider (IL-10) released a statement following President Biden’s announcement of his Fiscal Year 2024 budget proposal: 

“New Dems applaud President Biden on his comprehensive budget proposal, which will strengthen our economy, reduce the deficit, and move our country forward.

“In stark contrast, this Congress, Republicans in Washington have been focused on waging culture wars and playing partisan politics. Now, GOP leadership has the choice between caving to the extremes of their party and making dangerous, ill-conceived, politically driven spending cuts or focusing on real solutions to the problems facing the American people – which is exactly what New Dems are focused on. 

“New Dems look forward to working with the President, Democratic leadership, and any Republicans willing to come to the table to reach a fiscally responsible spending agreement, which should include a clean bill to address the debt ceiling. House Republicans must stop using the debt ceiling as a political football — putting our nation’s economy, Americans’ livelihoods, and our children’s future at risk. New Dems will continue to advance forward-thinking priorities outlined in the President’s budget, including affordable housing, workforce development, accessible child care, clean energy, and more.”