Senate Passes the Bipartisan Budget Act

The bill now goes to the President's desk for signature

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, the Senate passed the Bipartisan Budget Act, which the House approved in an overwhelming vote last week. The bill would reduce the deficit—without raising taxes—and cut spending in a smarter way.

Upon passage of the legislation, Chairman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin issued the following statement:

“I want to thank Chairman Murray and her colleagues in the Senate for passing the Bipartisan Budget Act. She was a tough and honest negotiator in our talks. And this week, she worked very hard to secure final passage. I’m grateful for her leadership in forging this budget agreement.

“This vote shows both parties—in both chambers—can find common ground. We can work together. This bill is only a small step. We need to do a lot more. But it’s a small step in the right direction.”

Click here to learn more about the Bipartisan Budget Act.