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WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., a member of the Senate Committee on Finance, which oversees more than 50 percent of the federal budget, today responded to President Trump’s fiscal year 2020 budget proposal.

This budget serves as an outline of the president’s priorities as Congress considers individual appropriations bills to fund the government. Ultimately, it is up to the Senate and U.S. House of Representatives to set funding levels for federal programs, and proposals in the president’s budget to cut or increase funding for certain programs will not necessarily be adopted by Congress.

“In his fiscal year 2020 budget proposal, I appreciate President Trump’s continued commitment to ensuring that our military and national security needs are met as we confront enduring threats by terrorist organizations against our homeland and rising tensions by strategic competitors.

“As chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, I’m thankful to see the strong support for implementation of the landmark VA MISSION Act that we passed last year and increased funding for medical care requirements to ensure that our veterans receive the quality treatment they’ve earned.

“The president’s fiscal year 2020 budget is a meaningful guideline as Congress moves forward in setting federal spending priorities with limited federal dollars. I look forward to continuing to work with my colleagues to ensure our dollars match our priorities across all areas of the government as we set our agenda for Georgia and our nation and allow our country to continue its positive path forward.”