Members of Connecticut's Congressional delegation are reacting to President Trump's budget proposal.
5th District Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty is calling on her colleagues to start from scratch on a budget plan. Esty says the goal should be to expand economic opportunity in Connecticut and across the country, protect air and water, supports children and seniors, and makes the country safer.
4th District Congressman Jim Himes chairs the New Democrat Coalition.
He says the budget proposal should be a visionary document or how to create good paying jobs, promote opportunity for all, and keep America safe. He says the proposal spends billions on defense while ransacking investments in jobs, education, clean energy and lifesaving medical research. Himes says New Democrats believe any budget document should put the country's finances on a sustainable trajectory. He says the budget proposal is full of reckless and radical cuts that damage this country's ability to advance and protect America's interests in the world.