Senator Reverend Warnock: “I’m pleased that so many policies that I’ve championed are leading President Biden’s FY ’24 budget proposal, which offers Congress a moral roadmap for how we can use the power of the purse to help hardworking Georgia families thrive, strengthen access and opportunity in our communities, and keep our economy and country moving forward”
Senator Reverend Warnock: “Ultimately it is up to Congress to prioritize the needs of our state and ensure they are funded at levels that will make a difference, and I’m going to continue pushing in the Senate to make sure Washington is doing its part for Georgia through the government funding process”
Washington D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator Reverend Raphael Warnock (D-GA) issued the following statement regarding President Biden’s Fiscal Year (FY) ’24 Budget Request:
“I’ve often said that when lawmakers center the people, we have a better chance of getting the public policy right. Making health care and medication more affordable, reinstating a historic tax cut for working families, and providing robust funding to programs that will boost affordable housing options, strengthen our democracy, improve maternal health outcomes, and invest in the workforce of the future are investments that clearly center hardworking families in Georgia and across our country. I’m pleased that so many policies that I’ve championed are leading President Biden’s FY ’24 budget proposal, which offers Congress a moral roadmap for how we can use the power of the purse to help hardworking Georgia families thrive, strengthen access and opportunity in our communities, and keep our economy and country moving forward—all while further reducing the nation’s deficit and without increasing taxes on working and middle-class Georgians.
“The policies I’ve pushed the Biden Administration on, which I’m pleased to see are prominent in the President’s proposed budget, boldly address many of the priorities I hear most frequently from Georgians that they want leaders in Washington to focus on, and build on our successes from the past two years that have started the critical work of capping insulin costs and lowering prescription drug costs for seniors, supporting Georgians’ access to affordable health care, creating good paying jobs, bolstering Georgia’s skilled workforce, strengthening critical conservation efforts, and more.
“I’m particularly glad that the President’s proposed budget includes strong investments and policies that would finish the job of capping insulin costs at $35 a month for every patient who needs the life-saving drug, and that it finally closes the health care gap by providing health care coverage access to millions of working people in Georgia and nine other states whose leaders have refused to expand Medicaid. Additionally, the proposed budget reinstates the expanded Child Tax Credit, the largest tax cut for working families in our nation’s history that successfully cut child poverty nearly in half when it was in effect. I’ve long been pushing for these priorities, and I’m thrilled that the White House also recognizes the importance of these federal investments for Georgians.
“I’m glad that, thanks in part to my efforts, the President’s budget blueprint includes strong investments in scientific research and the creation of regional tech hubs, a priority I fought to include in the CHIPS and Science Actthat could support workforce training and grow new, good-paying jobs across Georgia. The President’s proposed budget also strengthens our democracy by investing in election administration, and tackles the housing crisis in Georgia head-on by boosting federal investments to help working people find safe, secure, and affordable housing in their communities. These are all investments that I’ll be pushing to ensure make it into the final version of Congress’ funding package.
“While we continue working through all of the details of the President’s proposed budget, including allocations for key Georgia defense priorities such as the Savannah Combat Readiness Training Center and the A-10 program at Moody Air Force Base, I’m glad that it lays out a clear vision for federal funding that centers the families, workers, students, servicemembers and veterans, patients, and more I was sent to Washington to represent. That said, it is only the first step of Congress’ work to craft meaningful legislation that actually helps people—and we still have a lot left to do. Ultimately it is up to Congress to prioritize the needs of our state and ensure they are funded at levels that will make a difference, and I’m going to continue pushing in the Senate to make sure Washington is doing its part for Georgia through the government funding process.”
More information below on some of Senator Reverend Warnock’s appropriations leadership:
- 02.23.23: Senators Reverend Warnock, Brown Urge Administration to Fund 1890 Land-Grant Colleges and University in 2024 Budget
- 02.15.23: Senator Reverend Warnock Pushes Biden Administration to Fully Fund Regional Tech Hubs, Potentially Supporting Georgia’s Growing Tech and Innovation Economies
- 02.09.23: Senator Reverend Warnock, Colleagues Urge President Biden to Prioritize Funding for Election Security in Fiscal Year 2024 Federal Budget
- 01.30.23: Senator Reverend Warnock Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Expand Affordable Housing for Georgia’s Working Families