Statement: Kudos to Stabenow

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MLPP thanks Stabenow for leadership on responsible budget proposal  

(LANSING, Mich.) – Gilda Z. Jacobs, president and CEO of the Michigan League for Public Policy, today released the following statement as Michigan’s congressional delegation begins considering federal budget proposals in Washington D.C.:

“As Congress begins debating the federal budget, the Michigan League for Public Policy stands behind Sen. Debbie Stabenow’s leadership in supporting the even-handed budget plan proposed by Chairwoman Patty Murray. We thank Sen. Stabenow for championing Michigan’s most vulnerable families in her role on the Senate Budget Committee, including protecting nutrition assistance and funding for Medicaid.

“The budget proposal Sen. Stabenow voted for in the Senate budget committee last week stabilizes the debt, creates jobs, invests in Michigan’s economy and closes tax loopholes that benefit only millionaires and big corporations—all without disproportionate cuts that would hurt countless disadvantaged and middle-class families.

“We also encourage Michigan’s delegation in the U.S. House to reject the extreme proposal offered by Chairman Paul Ryan. Chairman Ryan’s plan would hurt countless Michigan families in order to protect tax loopholes for the wealthy.”

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The Michigan League for Public Policy is a nonprofit, nonpartisan research and advocacy organization dedicated to economic opportunity for all.