Perlmutter Supports Bipartisan Budget Agreement

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Washington, DC, October 28, 2015 | comments

Today, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) voted to support a bipartisan budget agreement which allows our country to move forward and work on the important priorities of Americans:

“This two-year bipartisan budget agreement breaks through partisan gridlock and provides relief from harmful automatic budget cuts so we can invest in programs that will grow our economy while keeping America safe. The agreement reflects Colorado values by ensuring it is paid for in a balanced way that is fully offset. The agreement protects certain seniors from increases to their Medicare Part B premiums while preventing a 20 percent cut in disability benefits and making needed reforms that extend the solvency of Social Security Disability Insurance. With this agreement, the full faith and credit of the United States is affirmed and we can ensure America can pay the bills we’ve already incurred and provide certainty for financial markets, businesses and families.”

“Most importantly, the agreement helps us move away from quick fixes that prolong harmful budget cuts and economic uncertainty for businesses and families. While not a perfect deal, I hope this kind of bipartisan compromise continues as we move forward with funding the government in December to avoid another harmful government shutdown.  I will continue to work on the important priorities of Coloradans and do what’s right for the hard working people in the middle.”

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