Senator Murray Statement on the President’s Fiscal Year 2025 Budget Request


Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), Chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee, issued the following statement on the President’s Fiscal Year 2025 Budget Request:


“The President’s budget shows he understands that the source of our nation’s strength is our people—and that investing in working families pays off in a major way. This budget lowers costs for people in every corner of the country, protects and strengthens Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security, and takes action to address the challenges families are facing. It proposes bold—and much-needed—action to tackle the child care crisis so that working families across America can find the child care they need for about $10 a day. As people in my home state and all across the country struggle to afford housing, the President’s budget invests in tackling the housing crisis that is crunching Americans’ pocketbooks and holding our country back. It sustains investments that people count on each and every day—and that keep our communities safe and prosperous.


“This budget keeps our country moving forward—and ensures America remains on the cutting edge. It builds on the historic progress Democrats have made tackling the climate crisis, improving infrastructure across America, and so much more. It rejects the short-sighted calls of politicians who want to drag our country backward by slashing the investments that make our nation strong and pay off in the long run. At a time when our nation faces a multitude of threats around the world, this budget invests in our national security and our stronger-than-ever alliances that help keep us safe.


“Importantly, the President’s budget recognizes that it is absolutely possible to invest in the American people and our nation’s future and put our country on a more sustainable fiscal footing. This budget continues the President’s successful track record of lowering the deficit—and it does so by simply ensuring that the ultra-rich and largest corporations finally pay their fair share in taxes. The President’s budget would close ridiculous loopholes that billionaires count on to avoid paying taxes—so that we can sustain our investments and ensure hard-working Americans are the beneficiaries of our nation’s historic economic comeback.


Put simply, this budget tells working people and families: ‘We have your back—and we’re going to keep building a stronger future together.’


“As we work to finish negotiating and passing the final six appropriations bills for Fiscal Year 2024, I look forward to digging into the details of the President’s Budget Request for Fiscal Year 2025 and working with my colleagues to begin the process of writing serious, bipartisan spending bills that will move our nation forward and continue to build a brighter future for American families.”