Senate Democrats

Durbin Statement On The Ryan Budget Proposal

Washington, D.C.Assistant Senate Majority Leader Dick Durbin (D-IL), a member of the President’s fiscal commission, released the following statement today on Congressman Ryan’s budget proposal:

“The Ryan Republican budget has three pillars: reduce Medicare benefits by more than half; reduce Medicaid benefits for seniors in nursing homes; and reduce taxes on the wealthiest Americans. America can resolve its budget crisis without punishing the elderly and poor while rewarding the very rich.”