House Passes Bipartisan Budget Act
WASHINGTON− The House of Representatives has passed the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013. Following the vote, Congressman Fleischmann released the following statement.
“Tonight, the House took a modest step toward reforming spending and setting our government on a more stable path. This agreement maintains sequester savings while also reforming the mandatory spending which is driving our national debt. In fact, this bill has a $23 billion net deficit reduction and ensures we will not shut down the government in 2014.
“While this bill is not perfect, it is a step in the right direction. For the first time since I have been in Congress, we will finally return to a regular appropriations process, an important step to ending the cycle of governing from crisis to crisis. I hope the Senate will quickly pass this bill so we can continue moving toward the real spending reform our nation so desperately needs.”