Congressman Boyle Votes for Bi-Partisan Budget Agreement
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Brendan Boyle (D-PA-13) voted with 265 other Democratic and Republican Members of Congress to pass H.R. 1314, a bipartisan budget agreement that creates jobs, protects seniors, affirms the full faith and credit of the United States and invests in our future.
“I am proud to join in this bipartisan effort to find a path forward for hard-working American families. This responsible budget agreement makes significant progress on the urgent challenges facing the American people,” Congressman Boyle said. “With passage of this bipartisan deal, we have strengthened our national security and invested in our future, we have averted imminent crisis and we have acted to protect the health and retirement security of America’s seniors and families.”
The bipartisan budget agreement passed today enables crucial investments in America’s future after years of the damaging sequester – securing equal funding increases in defense and domestic initiatives over the next two years, and allowing for investments in such critical areas as education and R&D. Further, the bill takes immediate action to prevent a major increase in Medicare Part B premiums and deductibles for millions of seniors in 2016. The agreement also stops a drastic 20 percent cut in disability benefits in 2016, all while extending the solvency of Social Security Disability Insurance.
Fending off the Republican threat of a first-ever U.S. default, this bill makes clear that the full faith and credit of the United States is non-negotiable and unbreakable with a clean debt limit suspension. Put simply, this bipartisan budget agreement provides greater economic certainty to businesses and families, and it is estimated that it will create an additional 340,000 jobs in 2016 alone – along with increased economic growth.
“Today, we pushed through the gridlock to pass a bipartisan budget package that strengthens the economy and creates jobs, protects seniors and people with disabilities, averts crisis and invests in the success of America’s hard-working families,” concluded Congressman Boyle. “I am pleased Congress was able to come together to win progress for the American people with this agreement.”
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