Foster Statement on President Trump’s FY2018 Budget Request
Washington, D.C. - This budget is a demonstration of contempt for hard-working families and a devastating blow to the United States’ position as a leader in science and innovation. It reveals the empty promises that the Trump Administration and Republicans in Congress made to Americans to make our country great again. Instead of working to improve the lives of Americans, this budget will completely devastate programs on which so many rely and put our children’s future at risk.
Republicans in Congress claim they want the United States to be a competitive nation, but this budget will surrender our place as the leader in innovation and technology. It cuts vital funding for research into the treatment and prevention of diseases, basic scientific research, and climate science that will hinder our ability to take action on climate change. Now is the time for Republicans in Congress to stop merely paying lip service to science and maintain the current levels of effort that our country needs to remain a world leader and grow the economy.