October 28, 2015

Sen. Whitehouse Statement on Two-Year Budget Deal

Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) released the statement below today regarding the two-year budget deal negotiated by the White House and Congressional leaders:

“This budget deal will provide much-needed relief from harmful sequester cuts and give the nation a measure of certainty we have lacked amid the patchwork of stop-gap spending bills passed in recent years.  It will also avert a hike in Medicare Part B premium payments and protect benefits for Rhode Islanders in the Social Security Disability Insurance program, who would have faced steep cuts next year if we failed to act.  While I would have preferred a longer-term deal and to have offset the budget relief by closing wasteful tax loopholes, I will support this deal as a useful step toward fiscal stability.”


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