Senate pushes Dirty Budget ahead
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Debate is expected to continue into the night on a Senate budget resolution. The measure calls for deep cuts to discretionary spending, expedites drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, and clears the path for $1.5 trillion in deficit-financed tax cuts.
Lukas Ross, Climate and Energy Campaigner at Friends of the Earth, issued the following response:
This is a budget written by extremists to appease bullies, billionaires and Big Oil. We have seen this movie before. Pushing unfunded tax cuts for corporations and the rich is a sure-fire recipe for even deeper cuts to our most basic environmental and social protections. This proposal is reckless in human, environmental, as well as fiscal terms. The Senate must reject it.