Budget proposals reflect lawmakers’ choices and priorities. Last week House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan released his proposal that would balance the deficit on the backs of the middle class and federal employees.
This week a group of House lawmakers led by House Budget Committee Ranking Member Chris Van Hollen released their own budget proposal that offers stark differences from the plan proposed by Ryan.
The Van Hollen budget recognizes the importance of public services provided to the American people. Here are seven ways the Van Hollen budget promotes the work of the federal government and its workers and protects the middle class: