April 9, 2011

Whitehouse Statement on Budget Deal

Bipartisan Compromise Averts Government Shutdown

Providence, RI – U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse released the following statement today regarding last night’s bipartisan agreement to fund the federal government for the remainder of Fiscal Year 2011:

“I’m glad we were able to work together to avert a government shutdown.  That said, the cuts in this budget are steep, and will be difficult for Rhode Island families.  We still have work ahead to close corporate tax loopholes, reduce subsidies for big oil companies, end tax incentives for shipping jobs overseas, and make sure millionaires and billionaires pay their fair share.  On the road back to fiscal health, every group needs to do their share. We cannot demand sacrifice only from the poor and the middle class.”


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