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Shaheen Statement After Senate Passage of Two-Year Bipartisan Budget Agreement

**Measure now heads to the President’s desk for signature**

(Washington, DC) - Early this morning, the U.S. Senate approved a bipartisan budget agreement that sets government funding levels for two years and extends the nation’s borrowing limit through 2017. U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement after voting in favor of the legislation.

“This budget agreement is a balanced approach that removes a dangerous threat to our nation’s full faith and credit,” said Shaheen. “It also provides much needed relief to across-the-board budget cuts that have hurt New Hampshire families and our state’s economy. Hopefully, we can build on this bipartisan cooperation to address the many other urgent needs facing the country, including reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund, the Export-Import Bank and approval of long-term legislation to fund road and bridge construction.”

The budget agreement provides the defense and domestic discretionary budgets with equal relief from mandatory spending cuts. The House passed this legislation earlier this week and it now heads to the president who is expected to sign it into law.