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Fiscal Responsibility

Americans deserve the certainty of knowing their government will be funded and open tomorrow, next week, and next year. It is critically important that Congress set aside partisan differences when it comes to meeting our country’s financial commitments.

Americans also need to know that the earned benefits they have paid into — like Social Security, and safety net programs including food stamps and housing supports — will be there when they need them. I will always stand up for these programs, work to make sure they are fully funded, and fight against privatization. I oppose the Trump administration’s continued plans to cut these and many other programs. It is immoral and wrong when the President proposes steep cuts to programs that help put food on Oregonians’ tables and keep a roof over their heads.

Finally, we need a tax code that leads to better jobs, better wages, and a better future for all of us. Currently, our tax code exacerbates income inequality at a time when it is rising and threatening our nation’s prosperity. I opposed the partisan tax reform in 2017 because it provided unnecessary benefits and loopholes to wealthy corporations and billionaires at the expense of middle and low-income Americans. It is reprehensible to increase the debt by at least $1 trillion to give tax cuts to successful corporations and the wealthiest in our country while asking hard-working Americans to do more with less as costs rise and wages remain stagnant.

 

More on Fiscal Responsibility

January 25, 2019 Press Release
I am relieved that dedicated federal employees can finally get paid. It is entirely unacceptable that the shutdown went on for so long.
January 19, 2019 Press Release
President Trump said he would be ‘proud to shut down the government;’ now he must end it and do so immediately before more people are hurt.
January 11, 2019 Press Release
Today I was proud to vote for a bill to guarantee that workers will be paid once this shutdown finally concludes. This should provide a small measure of certainty for federal employees, but it does not change the unacceptable fact that about 800,000 employees will miss their paycheck today.
December 23, 2018 Press Release
It is deeply troubling that GOP Congressional leaders and President Trump have put politics over the safety of our nation and the livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of federal employees who are now furloughed through the holidays with no relief in sight.
May 31, 2018 Press Release

On National Dam Safety Awareness Day, Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) toured Scoggins Dam and received an update about federally-funded safety and storage improvements to the dam currently being studied by Clean Water Services and the Bureau of Reclamation. Scoggins Dam is one of the most seismically vulnerable facilities in the Bureau’s inventory.

 

March 22, 2018 Press Release
Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed a bill to fund the government through September.
February 12, 2018 Press Release
Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici, a leader on the Education and the Workforce Committee, issued the following statement after the President released his budget proposal:
February 9, 2018 Press Release
Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici issued the following statement after voting against a proposal to fund the government through March 23
January 31, 2018 Press Release
Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici issued the following response to President Trump’s State of the Union address.
January 18, 2018 Press Release
Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici issued the following statement after voting against a proposal to fund the government for one month.