February 26, 2009

Senator Gillibrand Statement on the President’s Budget

Budget Has Right Priorities: Jobs, Health Care, Education

Washington, D.C. - New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand made the following statement on President Obama's budget.

"Over the pasts several weeks, I have met with New Yorkers from Buffalo to Brooklyn and the number one concern is the economy.  New Yorkers expect Washington to be focused on solutions. 

"The President's budget is focused on solutions, creating jobs through investments in infrastructure and renewable energy, investing in our schools, and providing tax relief for middle class families and businesses.

"We must also recognize that our economic recovery will not succeed without an aggressive strategy to fix America's broken health care system. Families and businesses across New York and across the country are counting on us to act.

"The President's budget has the right priorities - job creation, energy independence, health care reform, and investments in education.

"Over the coming weeks, I will work the Administration and my colleagues in both parties to invest in our priorities and ensure our nation's long-term economic security."