Sullivan Statement on White House’s 2018 Budget Proposal
'A first step and a general blueprint'
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) released the following statement today on the White House’s proposed fiscal year 2018 budget request:
“First and foremost, it’s important to remember that Congress holds the power of the purse, and will ultimately fund the federal government. This budget request from the White House is a first step and a general blueprint for where our country should be headed: Increased funding for our national defense and homeland security, and cuts to agencies that have stifled economic growth over the last eight years. However, some of the specific cuts in this budget disproportionately target rural economies across our country, including in Alaska, and some don’t align with the commitments made by members of the Trump administration during their confirmation process and hearings.
“Going forward, I’ll be working closely with Senator Murkowski and Congressman Young to fight for programs and funding specifically designed to help Alaska grow its economy and to build infrastructure projects that align with acceptable modern standards.”