March 13, 2018
Dear Ms. Regina Suitt,
Thank you for contacting me regarding the Trump Administration's Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 proposed budget. I appreciate your thoughts on this important issue.
The president's budget request serves the dual purpose of publicly stating his fiscal priorities and providing a starting point for discussions in Congress as the House and Senate consider how best to fund the federal government. It is important to note that only Congress has the constitutional power to appropriate funds, not the Executive Branch. I look forward to working with my colleagues in Congress and the administration to ensure all federal programs provide the highest levels of service to the public as well as a high level of return on taxpayers' dollars. As the budget and appropriations process for FY 2019 moves forward, I will keep your funding requests in mind.
As the 115th Congress addresses the many challenges facing our nation, I hope you will continue to share your thoughts and concerns. To keep up with my work in Congress, you can follow me on Twitter and Facebook, or visit my website at
mcsally.house.gov where you can sign up to receive my e-newsletter. Again, thank you for sharing your concerns. Please continue contacting my office regarding issues that you feel are important to you and Southern Arizona.
Member of Congress