Tenney Speaks Out on Trump's Budget

Republican Rep. Claudia Tenney is taking a stand against President Trump’s budget proposal.

Posted: Feb 16, 2018 10:19 PM
Updated: Feb 16, 2018 10:33 PM

​UTICA- Republican Rep. Claudia Tenney is taking a stand against President Trump’s budget proposal. On Friday, just hours after returning from Washington, the congresswoman reached out to her community.

Tenney held a press conference Friday afternoon at the Mohawk Valley Community Action Agency in Utica to express her opposition to President Trump’s proposal to eliminate funding for Community Services Block Grants (CSBG) and the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) in the budget.

“It’s been my mission in Washington to eliminate wasteful spending and ensure that government works for the people,” said Tenney. “The President’s budget in its current form does not go far enough to achieve this goal.”

According to Tenney the President’s budget proposal is just a “blueprint”.

“The budget would seriously jeopardize the funding that we are getting from these community service block grants that ultimately fund these organizations,” said Tenney.

Organizations such as the Mohawk Valley Community Action Agency currently utilizes these grants to help those living in poverty. Tenney’s goal is to help organizations like MVCAA in congress.

“They do really good work for the people in our communities that are struggling and they help families stay together,” said Tenney. “We have to continue to restore the funding.”

The congresswoman also said, although President Trump has made his budget it doesn’t mean anything will be signed into action.

“The House of Representatives has a unique power it’s called the power of the purse,” said Tenney. “That means all the spending and taxing originates in the House of Representatives not with the executives.”

Tenney also believes whatever is signed in Congress will be signed by the President.

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