WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) released the following statement after President Biden announced his administration’s budget request for Fiscal Year 2022:
“President Biden’s budget priorities are out of step with the challenges facing our country. After such an alarming ‘skinny budget’ proposal earlier this year, it’s no surprise that the full plan is dead on arrival in Congress.
“President Biden’s request for the Department of Defense is disappointing, dangerous, and a disservice to our men and women in uniform. At a time where the threats to U.S. security are rapidly increasing, we cannot underfund our military and ask them to ‘do more with less,’ as President Biden’s budget does.
“Meanwhile, the president is asking for a massive and irresponsible increase in domestic programs, apparently forgetting the unprecedented spending levels Congress already reached during the pandemic. We cannot continue to blow up the federal deficit and place our children and grandchildren in greater debt to countries like China. I’ll continue to advocate for a responsible federal budget that strengthens our national security and puts our future generations on fiscally sound footing.”
Senator Tommy Tuberville represents Alabama in the United States Senate and is a member of the Senate Armed Services, Agriculture, Veterans’ Affairs, and HELP Committees.