Shaheen Statement on Two-Year Bipartisan Budget AgreementOctober 27, 2015
(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement after the White House and congressional leadership announced a budget agreement that sets government funding levels for two years and extends the nation’s borrowing limit through 2017. The agreement provides the defense and domestic discretionary budgets with equal relief from mandatory spending cuts.
“This budget agreement provides a balanced approach to funding the federal government over the next two years. I’m very encouraged that leadership in Congress and the White House were able to find a bipartisan compromise that lifts the debt ceiling and provides much needed relief from across the board budget cuts known as sequestration. More blind budget cutting would be disastrous for New Hampshire families and our state’s economy. It’s my hope that Congress can quickly approve this legislation and avoid any last-minute brinkmanship that could threaten the full faith and credit of the United States.”
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