Congressman Mitchell Statement on the President’s Budget

February 11, 2020
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Paul Mitchell (MI-10) released the following statement after President Trump released his budget requests for Fiscal Year 2021:


 “With the release of the President’s Fiscal Year 2021 budget, it is now up to Congress to fully examine the President’s requests and work to make funding decisions in a timely, responsible manner. It is especially important we avoid yet another continuing resolution since they are especially harmful to our national defense.


I was pleased to see the budget proposal put forth by President Trump yesterday included full funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, $132.2 million toward the replacement lock in Sault Ste. Marie, and a defense budget that reflects our commitment to countering increasingly complex threats. These are priorities for Michigan’s 10th district, and I look forward to working with my colleagues in Congress to protect Great Lakes projects and invest in our military.


While this is an important first step, the way the federal government and Congress makes funding decisions is still a fundamentally broken process and it is well past time we address this. We have seen countless times how the process fails, and that’s why I introduced the Protecting Our Children’s Future Act, legislation that replaces our budget process in an effort to make smarter spending decisions and control the national debt.”


To read more about the Protecting Our Children’s Future Act, click here.