Durbin Statement on Bipartisan Budget Act

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today released the following statement after voting for the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2019:

“This important agreement will avoid harmful cuts to domestic priorities and prevent a default on our nation’s debt.  Most importantly, this agreement will help prevent another disastrous government shutdown.  While not perfect, this budget agreement will finally allow Congress to work on this year’s appropriations bills and invest in the programs that the American people rely on.”