House Budget Chairman Yarmuth Statement on Passage of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2019
Washington, D.C.— Kentucky Congressman John Yarmuth, Chairman of the House Budget Committee, gave the following statement after House passage of H.R. 3877, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2019. The bill will raise discretionary budget caps for the next two fiscal years and lift the debt ceiling, empowering Congress to make much-needed investments For the People.
“Today, the House put partisanship aside and came together to secure a stronger future for American families and uphold the full faith and credit of the United States. By passing the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2019, we have ended the threat of harsh austerity cuts and set the stage for strategic investments in our nation’s future. Once approved by the Senate and signed into law by the President, this truly bipartisan legislation will provide much-needed certainty for our communities and our economy.”