Washington senator calls for input on federal budget priorities
January 29, 2013
NEW — 10 a.m. Jan. 29, 2013
U.S. Sen. Patty Murray is encouraging taxpayers to engage in the federal budget process.
Murray, Senate Budget Committee chairwoman and a Washington Democrat, announced the start of MyBudget, a platform to share budget ideas and priorities.
“The federal budget is where we lay out our values, our priorities, and our vision for what our government should look like now and in the future,” she said in a statement. “So I believe that it is absolutely critical that the ideas and perspectives of families across America are heard loud and clear in a budget process that belongs to them, but is too often limited to politicians and bureaucrats.”
Organizers plan to add tools and resources in the months ahead as the Budget Committee works on a spending plan.
“In the future, I also hope to expand MyBudget to allow members of the public to share their ideas and discuss issues with their friends, as well as organize and advocate for their budget values and priorities about using social media and other platforms,” Murray said.