Rep. McNerney Votes to Support Bipartisan Budget Agreement
Washington – Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09) issued the following statement on his vote to support the bipartisan budget agreement passed in the U.S. House of Representatives:
“I voted to support this bipartisan budget agreement because it will help address some of the critical issues facing American families. It spreads sequester relief funding across both defense and domestic programs, which is good news because that helps avoid deep cuts to critical programs that provide health care to children and seniors, protects disability benefits, and funds services that our most vulnerable populations depend on. This budget also provides a strong measure of economic stability by creating an estimated 340,000 American jobs in the next year. This budget agreement also suspends the debt limit until 2017 – a move that I am hopeful will allow Congress to look beyond shutdown battles and crises to other issues, like investing in our crumbling infrastructure and fighting for economic policies that will build a stronger middle class and move our country forward.”
Rep. Jerry McNerney proudly serves the constituents of California’s 9th Congressional District that includes portions of San Joaquin, Contra Costa, and Sacramento Counties. For more information on Rep. McNerney’s work, follow him on Facebook and on Twitter @RepMcNerney.