Sen. Chuck Grassley today made the following comment on President Trump’s budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2018.

“The President is right to take a close look at spending.  Taxpayers deserve and expect the most bang for the buck from programs at every agency.  In our system of government, the President proposes and Congress disposes.  Congress has the power of the purse strings.  I’ve never seen a president’s budget proposal not revised substantially.  As a member of the Budget Committee, I’ll carefully scrutinize and assess priorities as the President has with his proposal and, as always, work on behalf of Iowans.”