Fattah Statement on Budget Deal

Dec 10, 2013, 21:06 ET from Office of Congressman Chaka Fattah

WASHINGTON, Dec. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA), a Senior Member on the House Appropriations Committee and lead Democrat on the Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and related agencies, released the following statement on the agreement reached today by the House and Senate Conference Committee on the Budget:

"Today's budget deal signifies critical progress in Congress. While not perfect, I join with President Obama in commending the budget conferees for reaching a compromise that—most importantly—reverses parts of the destructive sequester cuts. This agreement points a way forward, while ending the cycle of short-term budgeting and removing the threat of another government shutdown."

SOURCE Office of Congressman Chaka Fattah