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House Budget Chairman Yarmuth Statement on Signing of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2019 into Law

Aug 2, 2019

Washington, D.C. Kentucky Congressman John Yarmuth, Chairman of the House Budget Committee, gave the following statement after the President signed H.R. 3877, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2019, into law. 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.

“Today we saw an example of how government should work. Democrats and Republicans put partisanship aside and came together in favor of securing a stronger future for American families and upholding the full faith and credit of the United States. With the President’s signature, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2019 ends the threat of harsh austerity cuts and set the stage for strategic investments in our nation’s future. I am proud to have sponsored this legislation and look forward to seeing our communities and our country thrive with these investments.”