House Approves Budget Deal; McAllister Reaction

House Approves Budget Deal; McAllister Reaction

A compromise federal budget plan that would remove the threat of a government shutdown for two years won easy approval Thursday from the Republican-controlled U.S. House.
Washington D.C. -- A compromise federal budget plan that would remove the threat of a government shutdown for two years won easy approval Thursday from the Republican-controlled U.S. House.

The deal worked out by House Budget Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan and Senate Budget Committee Chairwoman Patty Murray passed on a 332-94 vote and now goes to the Democratic-led Senate, which is expected to approve it next week in a very close vote.

It represented rare convergence between the two parties on government spending after two years of bitter debate and political brinksmanship that included the 16-day shutdown in October.

A White House statement said the measure does not include everything President Barack Obama called for, but "it marks an important moment of bipartisan cooperation and shows Washington can and should stop governing by crisis and both sides can work together to get things done."



U.S. Rep. Vance McAllister, R-Swartz, today issued the following statement after voting in favor of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013:

“The two year budget agreement is a step in the right direction. While we need to address our nation’s long term fiscal problem, this goes to show that both parties can work together for the common good of the American people. Compromise is about give and take. I’m encouraged to see that this bipartisan agreement will reduce the deficit without raising taxes and hurting our economy, while also protecting our vital national security policies and halting another unwanted government shutdown. Any reduction to the federal deficit, no matter how big or how small, is a step in the right direction.”



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