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Mississippi Lawmakers in D.C. React to President Obama’s Budget

Washington D.C.– Both sides of the aisle in the nation’s capital are upset with the latest–and last–budget cuts made by President Barack Obama. 

Senator Roger Wicker voices his concern, saying that the budget hits with a “resounding thud,” and does nothing to counteract with the growing debt and unemployment issues.

Representative Bennie Thompson also speaks against the latest budget cut.

“The Administration’s release of its FY 2017 budget request for DHS reflects the reality that indiscriminate budget cuts–called for under the rigid budget caps–undermine national security and domestic priorities,” says Thompson in a statement, “Unfortunately, under this budget, it’s first responders who pay the price. The cuts to homeland security grant program funding are deep and far-reaching and are sure to be rebuffed by Congress. We can’t afford to slash these grant programs, as they are crucial to helping fund our state and local governments’ homeland security efforts. I will continue to fight to fund these crucial programs.”

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