WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today blasted the Trump administration’s proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2021. President Trump’s budget proposes significant cuts to programs, which will negatively affect hardworking Ohioans. Brown is committed to fighting these cuts and securing Ohio priorities throughout the budget process.
“President Trump’s budget proposal is yet another betrayal of working families in Ohio. From his proposed cuts to earned benefits like Medicare and Social Security to his continued attacks on the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion to his cuts to critical housing programs, it’s clear that the President’s agenda leaves working families behind,” said Brown. “I plan to fight these harmful cuts and fight for workers and families throughout the Congressional budget process.”
President Trump’s budget would:
- Eliminate the Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing Loan Program to which Lordstown Motors is considering applying for a $200 million loan for their Lordstown plant.
- Make billions in cuts to mandatory programs like Medicaid, Medicare and Social Security.
- Eliminate the Manufacturing Extension Partnership and Economic Development Administration, both of which support job creation in Ohio.
- Cut USDA conservation programs that help improve water quality in Lake Erie.
- Zero out critical housing programs, including the Community Development Block Grant and HOME Investment Partnerships Program.
- Cut funding for the Department of Education by nearly 8 percent and eliminate the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program and subsidized student loans.
- Make it harder for low-income children to receive free school meals and increase red tape for local schools.
- Reduce funding to Ohio law enforcement by gutting funding to the COPS Hiring Grant Program and reducing funding for lifesaving bulletproof vests.
- Cut healthcare programs that Ohio families rely on, such as the Children’s Health Insurance Program.
- Make it harder for seniors, veterans, and single parents to receive food benefits through SNAP.
- Increase fees for future homeowners and eliminate the USDA Direct Mortgage program, which will make affordable housing harder to attain for families in rural areas.
- Eliminate the Corporation for National and Community Service.
- Eliminate the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program.