FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

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MILLCREEK, UTAH — Darlene McDonald, candidate for Utah’s 4th Congressional District, reacted strongly to President Trump’s hyper-partisan budget proposal in light of her opponent’s stance on education funding.

On Monday, Rep. Mia Love proposed a House Resolution titled Confirming State Land Grants for Education Act (H.R. 2582), which she stated would “ultimately raise revenue for the benefit of Utah students.”

Then, on Tuesday, she stood silent as the leader of her party proposed a budget that would turn right back around and slash education spending for the detriment of Utah students.

“I am proud that my Representative in Congress understands that raising revenue for education will benefit Utah’s students,” McDonald said. “So you can understand my confusion when she remains silent in the face of enormous cuts to both K-12 and higher education.”

“This is right in line with President Trump’s insatiable desire to slash programs that give Utah’s unfortunate a hand up (not a hand out),” McDonald continued. “Representative Love’s pro-education stance seems questionable in the face of her unwavering support for aggressive de-funding of student loan support programs, teacher training assistance, classroom size reduction, and after school programs.”

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