Thompson Supports Bipartisan Two-Year Budget Agreement

Oct 28, 2015

Washington, DC - U.S. Rep. Glenn Thompson (PA-05) today voted in favor of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 (H.R. 1314), which passed the House by a vote of 266 to 167.  This two-year blueprint for federal spending will ensure the government does not default on its debt and provides equal authorization increases for military and domestic discretionary programs.

After the vote, Thompson released the following statement:

“The current budgetary situation has placed a strain upon our nation’s military and has caused funding shortfalls in discretionary spending, which supports a wide array of domestic programs, such as education and job training. While not perfect, the budget agreement provides a path forward that is respectful of taxpayer dollars, and fully offsets military and domestic program authorization increases.

“These offsets include repealing a portion of Obamacare, cracking down on those cheating Social Security Disability Insurance, strengthening the Disability Insurance Trust Fund and ensuring that Medicare beneficiaries are not burdened with drastic rate hikes.  

“We must be strategic about funding priorities and provide certainty for those programs in need of support, as we deal with overseas threats and the economic conditions at home. I believe this agreement promotes fiscal restraint, while ensuring our most necessary budget items are adequately addressed.”