McConnell on the President’s 2020 Budget Proposal
‘Together with my Senate colleagues, I look forward to carefully reviewing the administration’s priorities as this year’s funding process moves forward.’
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the president’s 2020 budget proposal that was released yesterday:
“First, yesterday the White House released its budget proposal for fiscal year 2020. Understanding the president’s key priorities and vision for federal spending is critical to the success of the entire funding process here in Congress. Republicans agree that we need to remain focused on important goals like the continued rebuilding of our military, keeping up the fight against opioid abuse, and addressing the ongoing security and humanitarian crisis at our southern border.
“As the senior senator from Kentucky, I was especially encouraged to see the president’s commitment to our nation’s veterans front and center, including a request to fully fund construction of the new Robley Rex VA Medical Center in my hometown of Louisville. Together with my Senate colleagues, I look forward to carefully reviewing the administration’s priorities as this year’s funding process moves forward.”
Related Issues: Veterans, Opioid Abuse, Homeland Security, America's Military, Appropriations