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Congressman Mark DeSaulnier

Representing the 11th District of California

Congressman DeSaulnier’s Statement on the Passage of the Republican Budget

October 26, 2017
Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11) issued the following statement after voting against the Republican 2018 Budget, which narrowly passed by a vote of 216-to-212.

“The Republican budget deal is an affront to the ideals of our nation. Despite billing themselves as deficit hawks, Republicans rallied around a bill that will add $1.5 trillion to the deficit and sets up tax legislation that puts everyday Americans last. For California, the proposal will eliminate critical state and local deductions that would result in an annual loss of over $20,000 for more than 44.7% of Contra Costa households alone. California already gives more in tax revenue than it receives, and to take money out of the pockets of hardworking families – many of whom greatly rely on their tax returns – is negligent and irresponsible,” said Congressman DeSaulnier.