Ranking Member Womack Statement on President Trump’s Fiscal Year 2021 Budget Request

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Ranking Member Steve Womack (R-AR) today issued the following statement after the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) released President Trump’s budget request for fiscal year 2021:

“First, I applaud President Trump for putting forward a budget proposal. For the second straight year, House Democrats have failed to produce a budget. That is not leadership.

“The President’s budget includes deficit reduction measures — $4.6 trillion between 2021-2030. However, more work remains to be done to put the country on a solid fiscal path. The assumption of 3% growth and continued low interest rates are critical to achieving balance in the 15-year window.

“It is appropriate that national security, veterans programs, life-saving medical research, and career and technical education are prioritized. I am hopeful that appropriators can reach agreement on discretionary spending in a timely fashion.

“It is clear that reforms are necessary on the mandatory spending side of the ledger. I hope to work with the President and congressional Democrats in accomplishing this difficult task.”

The House Budget Committee will hold a hearing on the President’s fiscal year 2021 budget request with OMB Acting Director Vought on Wednesday, February 12, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. EST.