Durbin Statement on Passage of the Democratic Budget Resolution

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – Assistant Senate Majority Leader Dick Durbin (D-IL) released the following statement after the Senate passed the FY10 budget resolution:


“We need to face the facts - we have inherited the worst economic crisis in generations.”


“Last month we took an important first step toward getting our economy back on track by passing the economic recovery package. Tonight we’ve taken the next step by passing a smart, fair, and responsible budget that makes our economy work again.”


“This budget lays the groundwork for full scale reform of our nation’s health care system; funds classroom innovations that will help to build a world-class education system; and makes smart investments in clean, renewable energy that help reduce our dependence on oil”