February 02, 2015

Obama’s Budget Earns (Mostly) High Marks from Hawaii Reps

Republicans nationally may be balking at President Barack Obama’s budget proposal that totals about $4 trillion — especially about the tax increases on the wealthy — but the four Democrats representing Hawaii in Washington, D.C., are (for the most part) pleased with the wish list.

Here are excerpts of what they had to say in a joint press release:

Sen. Mazie Hirono:

“Many of the priorities laid out in the President’s budget reflect a commitment to stand on the side of middle class families, with key investments in research and innovation, early and higher education, national security, military construction, veterans and infrastructure. …

“As a member of armed services and intelligence, I continue to advocate for Hawaii’s major role in the rebalance to the Asia-Pacific. The budget also includes project and priorities to support a sustainable future in Hawaii and across the country, like Hawaii’s ‘Islands Forests at Risk’ Collaborative Landscape, which will provide crucial protection of native species and their habitats and is the first time Hawaii’s application has ranked in the top three proposals to receive current and permanent funding. …”

Read the entire piece at: http://www.civilbeat.com/2015/02/obamas-budget-earns-mostly-high-marks-from-hawaii-reps/

By:  Chad Blair
Source: Civil Beat