Durbin: Budget Deal Delivers For America, Provides Path Forward For Dream Act

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) released the following statement on the agreement reached between Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY): 

I applaud the leaders for coming together to reach a budget agreement that secures critical investments in children’s and community health, our national security, and a host of America’s other priorities. It’s the first glimmer of bipartisanship that I hope will end the destructive cycle of temporary spending measures that have had Washington lurching from crisis to crisis for more than a year. It also opens the door for floor debate on the Dream Act to fix the crisis that President Trump created by shutting down DACA. Senator McConnell has guaranteed a fair and open process for Senators to finally act to protect Dreamers, and I am ready for that fight.