Congressman Jim Cooper

Representing the 5th District of Tennessee
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Cooper Scorns “Cruel” Trump Budget Proposal

May 24, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (TN-05) today issued the following statement on President Trump’s detailed budget proposal for fiscal year 2018:

“This administration’s priorities are clear and cruel: Destroy federal research; deny food and health care to poor children; and ignore humanitarian needs abroad,” Rep. Cooper said. “Other than wealthy Americans expecting new tax cuts, it’s hard to find people who wouldn’t be hurt if Congress passed the Trump budget. Thankfully, every president’s budget is nothing more than a glorified wish list. I am especially happy this one is dead on arrival. Congress needs to start all over so America won’t be hurt.”

In March, when President Trump released his preliminary budget proposal, Rep. Cooper voiced similar concerns.