Dr. Ruiz Statement on President Obama's FY 2015 Budget Proposal

March 4, 2014
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Dr. Raul Ruiz (D-Palm Desert) released the following statement in response to President Barack Obama’s FY 2015 Budget proposal.

“The President’s budget includes many of the priorities I have advocated for such as Salton Sea restoration, increasing needed health care services for underserved communities, and comprehensive immigration reform, unfortunately it also includes cuts to seniors Medicare benefits.

“It is wrong to balance the budget on the backs of seniors. I will stand with our seniors to oppose any effort from either political party that would weaken our seniors hard earned retirement security. I am ready to work with members of both parties to find pragmatic solutions to reduce the deficit and strengthen Medicare and Social Security.”