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Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard’s Statement on President Biden’s FY23 Budget Request

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Washington, D.C., March 29, 2022 | comments
Today, U.S. Representative Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), Chairwoman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security, issued the following statement regarding President Joe Biden’s fiscal year 2023 budget proposal:
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"The President’s budget invests in creating jobs and lowering health care costs for the American people by proposing a minimum tax on the wealthiest Americans. This approach will help us combat ­inflation and cut costs for working families. Further, it will help us to grow the available workforce to help lead the charge in rebuilding responsibly our infrastructure, including America’s roads, bridges and airports, while combatting climate change. President Biden’s budget places a strong emphasis on making our communities safer, with additional investments in police departments to prevent violence.  It also works to strengthen our national security and the Democrat’s commitment and vision of fiscal responsibility.”

“The budget request for the Department of Homeland Security proposes important investments across the broad range of the Department’s missions. This includes funding to support the DHS workforce and to more effectively and humanely process asylum seekers and other migrants encountered at the southwest border. The budget will help to reduce backlogs of USCIS applications, petitions, and asylum claims. It also sustains critical increases Congress recently provided for cybersecurity and infrastructure security.  I look forward to delving deeper into the Department’s budget request as the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee begins its series of annual budget hearings.”

“I commend President Biden for his leadership through the COVID-19 pandemic, one of our nation’s most tumultuous times. I continue to be proud of the COVID relief packages we Democrats passed which have kept American lives and livelihoods afloat over the past year. The funding included in the President’s FY2023 budget represents a bold economic vision for America that millions of middle-class families, struggling from paycheck to paycheck, desperately need.”

“I look forward to reviewing the full budget in more detail and hearing from our nation’s cabinet secretaries so we can respond to the needs of our communities with the same transparency and opportunity for input that governed our process last year. Our economic strategy has put the nation on track to slash the deficit by an historic $1.3 trillion this year, and this proposal aims to build on this progress by further reducing the deficit by more than $1 trillion over the next decade.”

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