Republican Congressman says he would “Never Vote” to Cut funding for Meals on Wheels

Republican Congressman says he would “Never Vote” to Cut funding for Meals on Wheels

Rep. Chris Collins, R-NY, said Thursday that he doesn’t support the Trump Administration’s proposal to cut funding for the Meals on Wheels program.

“This is the President’s budget, I’m not sure where the details came from. But when we get into appropriations, Meals on Wheels is a wonderful program. It is one I would never vote to cut even one dollar,” Collins, who was the first member of Congress to endorse Donald Trump during the campaign, told CNN.

Trump’s proposed budget blueprint, which was released Thursday eliminates the Community Development Block Grant program, which is intended to give states money for projects like meals on Wheels.

On Thursday, Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney said the program doesn’t show “results.”

“The CDBGs have been identified as programs since the second Bush administration as ones that were just not showing any results. We can’t do that anymore,” he said. “We can’t spend money on programs just because they sound good. Great, ‘Meals on Wheels’ sounds great. That’s a state decision to fund that particular portion.”

via Talking Points Memo

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