Pelosi Statement on Budget Caps Agreement


 

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released this statement on a budget caps agreement:

“The budget caps agreement includes many Democratic priorities.  With the disaster recovery package and dollar for dollar increases in the defense and non-defense budget, Democrats have secured hundreds of billions of dollars to invest in communities across America.  There will be billions in funding to fight opioids, to strengthen our veterans and the NIH, to build job-creating rural infrastructure and broadband, and to fund access to child care and quality higher education.

“This morning, we took a measure of our Caucus because the package does nothing to advance bipartisan legislation to protect Dreamers in the House.  Without a commitment from Speaker Ryan comparable to the commitment from Leader McConnell, this package does not have my support.”

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