(Washington, DC) – Today, U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) released the following statement on the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013, which the Senate passed by a vote of 64-36.
“This bipartisan budget bill, although far from perfect, helps create certainty and stability necessary for job creation and economic growth, and ends unnecessary, self-inflicted crises. I am deeply disappointed that this bill fails to extend unemployment insurance, fairly provide for military retirees, especially the disabled, and invest in our education system, roads, rails, and other critical infrastructure. Reasonable compromise is absolutely essential at a time when petty partisan politics is at an all-time high and economic recovery is at stake.”