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Congressman Kevin Yoder

Representing the 3rd District of Kansas

Yoder Statement on President’s FY18 Budget

May 23, 2017
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Representative Kevin Yoder (R-KS) issued the following statement in response to the Trump Administration’s unveiling of its FY18 Budget titled “A New Foundation for American Greatness:”

“As everyone reviews the President’s budget blueprint, it’s important to remember the power of the purse rests with Congress. I share President Trump’s goal of providing the American people with a more efficient and effective federal government. However, as with any Administration, Congress will agree with some priorities and disagree with others.

“The standard we’ll use in Congress when identifying what programs to cut or eliminate is whether or not they are effectively serving the American people. Programs like research at the National Institutes of Health, the Violence Against Women Prevention program, the Head Start program, crop insurance for our farmers – these are all vitally important and must be preserved. Since I’ve come to Congress, we’ve succeeded in keeping effective programs in place, while at the same time reducing overall spending. I look forward to working with my colleagues on the Appropriations Committee to continue to ensure our taxpayer dollars are being invested wisely.”