Chairman Patty Murray’s Statement on the Passage of the House Republican Budget

“It is disappointing that just four months after Congress came together to pass a two-year budget that set spending levels for next year, House Republicans decided to retreat into their partisan corner instead of working with us to build on our bipartisan deal. 

“The partisan budget that passed the House today includes massive cuts to job-creating investments in economic growth, radical and irresponsible changes to Medicare and Medicaid, and tax cuts for the rich paid for with tax hikes on the middle class. It is no surprise that these proposals have been rejected by the American people each time they have been brought up before, so it is hard to understand why House Republicans keep bringing them back.

“The Republican budget would move our country in the wrong direction at a time when we should be working together to create jobs, invest in broad-based economic growth, and tackle all of our deficits fairly and responsibly. Now that this partisan budget has moved through the House without a single Democratic vote, I am hopeful that Republicans will come back to the table and work with us to build on our bipartisan budget deal.”