Statement from Suzanne Patrick on the Passage of the Ryan Budget

VIRGINIA BEACH — Today Suzanne Patrick issued a statement on the passage of the Ryan Budget:

“I am saddened to see that the House today passed a budget that hurts middle class families in order to provide tax breaks for the wealthy. Congressman Rigell sided with the extreme Tea Party leadership in the House to pass a budget that would end Medicare as we know it, kill job growth, and raise taxes by $2,000 for the average middle class family. This is a matter of priorities, and Congressman Rigell and his Tea Party friends chose special interests over hard-working Hampton Roads families.”