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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