Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement in support of the bipartisan two-year budget agreement:
“I am encouraged by this breakthrough and hope that this bipartisan spirit will carry over to our efforts to put Dreamers on a pathway to citizenship. This agreement increases investments in several of our domestic priorities, including combating the opioid epidemic, funding community health centers, and giving low-income parents of children on CHIP certainty that their kids’ health care is secure through the next decade. This budget agreement will finally start to give our military the budget certainty it needs to plan for our long-term security. It will improve our veterans’ health care system and provide additional needed investments in our nation’s transportation, rural broadband, and energy infrastructure through real federal funding and tax credits. The budget also contains critical recovery funds to Americans in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico impacted by deadly hurricanes.
“Despite its many achievements, this budget is far from perfect. It fails to provide much-needed funding to help with management and mitigation efforts crucial to preventing and combating wildfires in the West. But I support this agreement as a commitment to investing in priorities important to Nevadans while giving time to reach a bipartisan compromise that puts Dreamers on a pathway to citizenship.”