Albany, NY – In response to the passage of the House budget resolution, Citizen Action of New York Executive Director Karen Scharff issued the following statement:

“Today the U.S. House passed a budget resolution that will slash taxes for the wealthy and leave middle- and working class families to pick up the tab. The decision to end deductions for state and local taxes will hit New Yorkers especially hard. Chris Collins and Tom Reed have once again demonstrated a complete disregard for working people in our state. They are culpable for aiding and abetting a tax scheme that will destroy Medicaid, Medicare and critical domestic programs, while diverting more wealth to billionaires and multinational corporations.”