Today Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-OR) delivered a statement on the Senate floor regarding the budget debate, calling for a budget that would “give all Americans the chance to get ahead.”  Among other things, Senator Wyden called for increased investment in American infrastructure, funding for agricultural research, permanent low-income and middle-class tax cuts, and support for health programs.  Senator Wyden criticized the Republican budget plan, stating that “[w]ith so many Americans struggling to climb the economic ladder, a budget plan that slashes Medicaid, increases middle-class taxes, makes college less accessible, and falls short on job-creating investments is the wrong path to follow.”