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October 28, 2015

Aguilar Votes in Favor of Bipartisan Budget Deal

Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar issued the following statement after voting in favor of the two-year, bipartisan budget deal:

“Today’s agreement shows us what is possible when Democrats and Republicans come together. While it is not perfect, this bipartisan budget deal accomplishes important objectives for the future of our country. It protects and improves Social Security and Medicare, increases funding levels for both domestic and defense programs for the next two years, creates more economic security and prevents our government from defaulting on its debt. This was about fulfilling our duty to the American people and upholding the full faith and credit of the United States. This bipartisan agreement shows us that Congress can govern responsibly and achieve long-term solutions when we work together. I look forward to working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to avoid a government shutdown and pass a final funding bill using the budget blueprint set by this agreement.”

The bipartisan budget deal is a two-year agreement that fixes the spending caps that have prevented Congress from passing a year-long funding bill. It allows the United States to circumvent a default by extending the nation’s borrowing limit until March 2017. Rep. Aguilar voted in favor of the deal, which passed the House of Representatives with a vote of 266 to 167. The bill now moves to the Senate for consideration.