Reichert Statement on President's FY 2019 Budget

Washington, DC - Following the President’s release of his Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Proposal, Representative Dave Reichert (R-WA) shared his thoughts.

“I am pleased that the President’s budget request highlights the need to strengthen our military, meet our nation’s infrastructure needs, address our national parks’ maintenance backlog, conduct life-saving medical research at the National Institutes of Health, and fight the opioid crisis," said Rep. Reichert. "But there is so much more that I believe is important for us to prioritize, including state and local law enforcement, community development, land and water conservation, education, and public broadcasting. With the release of the President’s budget request, it is now the responsibility of Congress to determine how we can best meet the needs of our constituents through the budget and appropriations process. This is a responsibility I take very seriously. As my colleagues and I work through this process, I will continue to champion programs that strengthen our communities, support vulnerable populations, ensure good stewardship of our public lands, and maintain our arts and humanities that protect our national heritage.”