Rahall Comment on Bill to Avert Government Lock Down

Updated 7 years ago From a Rep. Nick Rahall Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.– U.S. Rep. Nick Rahall (D-W.Va.) issued the following statement on bipartisan passage in the House of Representatives of a budget for the remainder of the fiscal year. The measure would avert a government shutdown after March 27 and provide some adjustments to the across-the-board spending cuts known as sequestration. With House passage, the measure now moves to the Senate.


"In this hyperpartisan environment, with all of the pessimism and rancor surrounding the so-called fiscal cliff and sequester, it is encouraging to know that reasonable minds can still prevail and find a way forward in addressing our Nation’s deficits and ensuring essential government services. I am hopeful that months of budget negotiations, while frustrating and disappointing in many respects, may yet yield some agreements on which to build bipartisan budget compromises. We must realize that moving the budget toward balance is a long-term process and requires incremental progress rather than fanciful grand bargains; there are no quick and painless fixes."

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