Statement on Budget Deal Vote
Congressman Brad Schneider (IL-10) released the below statement following his vote for a budget agreement to avert a government shutdown:
“For too long Congress has irresponsibly relied on short-term, stopgap spending measures that unnecessarily burden our military and federal agencies. Today, I voted for this agreement to avert another government shutdown and move Congress beyond this self-defeating cycle.”
“This is far from a perfect bill. While I am pleased the agreement addresses critical priorities including funding community health centers, children’s health insurance, and our military, it also continues to recklessly add to our deficits and pass the burden on to future generations. We have to come together – House and Senate, Democrats and Republicans - to fund our government in a more fiscally responsible way.
“With this funding battle behind us, it is now essential we build on these first steps of bipartisanship to address another critical issue on which there is broad consensus across party lines – urgently protecting the DREAMers in our communities. I implore Speaker Ryan to follow the lead of the Senate and allow an open process and vote on this legislation as soon as possible.”