Pelosi Statement on Introduction of Budget Agreement
Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement after House and Senate Leaders reached a budget agreement:
“The bipartisan budget package unveiled last night represents real progress for hard-working families across the country. At long last, we have broken the sequester’s stranglehold on our national defense and our investments in good-paying jobs and the future of America.
“We successfully secured equal increases in funding defense and non-defense priorities. We have extended the solvency of Social Security Disability Insurance and protected millions of seniors from a significant increase in their Medicare Part B premiums and deductibles next year. Most importantly, we have affirmed that the full faith and credit of the United States is non-negotiable and inviolable with the inclusion of a clean debt limit suspension in this package.
“Together, we have found a way forward for the American people. I look forward to working toward House passage of this proposal this week. Next, we must move forward to complete the appropriations for FY2016 and keep government open.”
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