WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) released the following statement today regarding the President’s proposed budget:

“I’m disappointed by President Obama’s budget. Rather than a budget that adds $8.5 trillion to the national debt, we need a budget that responsibly moves our country forward without saddling our children and grandchildren with mountains of debt. We need a budget that invests in job creation, harnesses our abundant energy resources, and doesn’t make promises we can’t afford to keep. I am committed to working with my colleagues in the Senate to develop a budget that protects West Virginia’s hard-working families, and I’m hopeful President Obama will work with us for the good of the American people.”