Cochran Statement on President Trump's FY2018 Budget Outline

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) today released the following statement regarding the FY2018 budget outline submitted to Congress by President Trump:

“President Trump’s budget request underscores his commitment to make the nation more secure through increased defense and homeland security funding.  I commend his focus on national security.  I look forward to receiving additional details about the request, which will help the Congress in making final funding decisions.

“The House and Senate are making progress on resolving the outstanding issues with the remaining FY2017 appropriations bills.  I encourage all Senators to work in good faith to complete our work on FY2017 appropriations before April 28.”