August 01, 2019

Duckworth Statement on Senate Approval of Bipartisan Budget Agreement


[WASHINGTON, D.C.] — Following the Senate’s passage of a bipartisan compromise that ends sequestration and eliminates the risk of a catastrophic unilateral default, U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) released the following statement:

“Today’s bipartisan compromise ends the threat of devastating across-the-board sequester cuts to critical programs, provides billions in additional funds to carry out the 2020 census and prevents the economic catastrophe that would come from defaulting on our debt. That’s why, even though I may not agree with every aspect of this agreement, I appreciate that both parties were able to come together to find a compromise that benefits everyday Americans.”