U.S. Senator Susan Collins’ Statement on President Obama’s Budget Request

WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Senator Susan Collins released the following statement on President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Proposal:

“I am disappointed that President Obama has proposed a budget that indicates he has no interest in trying to forge a bipartisan approach. Instead of setting priorities or initiating a serious discussion with Congress on dealing with our $19 trillion debt, the President’s budget proposal would impose hundreds of billions of dollars of new taxes, including a tax that would drive up the cost of home heating oil for people in Maine and across our country.  

“As a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, I will work with my colleagues in the Senate to develop a responsible budget that sets our priorities without burdening future generations with unsustainable debt.”