Alexander Statement on Bipartisan Budget Agreement

Posted on October 30, 2015

WASHINGTON, Oct. 30—U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today released the following statement on his vote in favor of the Bipartisan Budget Agreement Act of 2015:

“This agreement provides much-needed funding to support our military in an increasingly dangerous world. And it will provide needed funds for lifesaving cancer and other health research, for workforce training, and for improving our ports, locks and dams. It also is a small but meaningful step toward solving our greatest financial problem—runaway entitlement spending.”

The legislation passed the House on Oct. 28 with a bipartisan vote of 266-167 and passed the Senate today by a bipartisan vote of 63-35. The president is expected to sign the legislation into law. 

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