ROSEN: TRUMP ADMINISTRATION’S BUDGET PROPOSAL FAILS NEVADA’S WORKING FAMILIES
RECKLESS BUDGET PROPOSAL WOULD DEVASTATE NEVADANS’ ACCESS TO HEALTH CARE, REVIVE YUCCA MOUNTAIN, AND ROB MILLIONS FROM SOUTHERN NEVADA PUBLIC LANDS MANAGEMENT ACT
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Jacky Rosen (NV-03) released the following statement on President Trump’s 2019 budget request:
“Instead of investing in Nevada’s working families, this irresponsible and harmful budget proposal leaves them behind by slashing Medicaid and making deep cuts to Medicare and Social Security, all while adding trillions to our national deficit,” said Rosen. “This budget would rob hundreds of millions from the Southern Nevada Public Lands Management Act program, which helps fund our state’s education system, water authority, and projects that protect and maintain our public lands. It eliminates key programs, such as BrandUSA and the Manufacturing Extension Partnership, which play a vital role supporting Nevada’s economic growth. This budget would also waste millions in taxpayer dollars to try to revive Yucca Mountain, a dangerous and reckless project that would turn Nevada into a dumping ground for nuclear waste. I will continue to fight against this Administration’s efforts to dump nuclear waste in Nevada and work across the aisle on a spending plan that supports our state’s priorities and lifts up working families.”
BACKGROUND & KEY HIGHLIGHTS:
Eliminates BrandUSA, a bipartisan program that promotes international tourism in the U.S.
Guts the Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act (SNPLMA) by $230 million.
Eliminates the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP), which provides funding for the Nevada Industry Excellence (NVIE), a non-profit organization that has offered technical support and services for Nevada manufacturers and companies like Fisher Space Pen, Popcorn Girl, Aerovault LLC, and Shelby American.
Proposes block-granting Medicaid, which would effectively cut $250 billion from the program.
Eliminates the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program which provides funding for affordable housing, anti-poverty programs, and infrastructure development in Nevada.
Eliminates TSA grants to local law enforcement.
Cuts the Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) by $156 million, a 26% cut to an already under-funded program that helps cities combat terrorism and keep Nevadans safe.
Provides $120 million to restart the Yucca Mountain project.
Eliminates the TIGER grant program, which in the past funded $13.3 million for Flamingo Corridor Improvements.
Cuts $113 million from and calls for the elimination of the Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation (NeighborWorks), which helped fund affordable housing assistance for 6,281 households in Nevada for FY2016 alone.