House Passes Bipartisan Budget Act

December 13, 2013
Press Release

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.”